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Hairstyles of the Damned is an honest depiction of growing up punk on Chicago's south side: a study in the demons of racial intolerance, Catholic school conformism, and class repression. It is the story of the riotous exploits of Brian, a high school burnout, and his best friend, Gretchen, a punk rock girl fond of brawling. Based on the actual events surrounding a Chicago's segregated prom, this work of fiction unflinchingly pursues the truth in discovering what it means to be your own person.