To find traces and embraces of teenage rebellion, the easiest in is through music. Since teens rose to cultural and societal relevance with rock 'n' roll in the 1950s, they've held a special place in the wallets of advertisers and the lyrics of the ever-changing "alternative." Nowadays that designation can be applied to artists ranging from pop trio fun. to Insane Clown Posse – both alternatives to some unnamable something (ahem, Nicki Minaj) that requires rebelling against.
In the pre-Internet, Reagan-ruled world of Gregory S. Moss' punkplay, that angsty need to be different leads its characters Mickey and Duck into a world of spikes, chains, screaming, and pissiness. Michael Peck directs the comic look at the adolescent's affair with punk rock and theirdiscovery that it might not be as "alternative" as they imagined.