I love SBS. I thank them for playing the 2004 Greek film Hardcore on Friday night, which I first saw at the 2005 Greek FIlm Festival in Melbourne. It’s about two teenage prostitutes, their life on the streets and their dangerous aquaintances. They’re definitely trouble.

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The film brings to mind the lyrics of Pulp composer Jarvis Cocker – particularly his lyrics to the title song of their 1998 album This is Hardcore:

You are hardcore, you make me hard.
You name the drama and I’ll play the part.
It seems I saw you in some teenage wet dream.
I like your get up if you know what I mean.
I want it bad. I want it now.
Oh can’t you see I’m ready now.
I’ve seen all the pictures,
I’ve studied them forever.
I wanna make a movie so let’s star in it
Don’t make a move ’til I say, “Action.”
Oh, here comes the Hardcore life.
Put your money where your mouth is tonight.
Leave your make-up on & I’ll leave on the light.

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