TRAMPS! is a feature-length documentary focusing on the iconic fashion and musical movement The New Romantics AKA “Blitz Kids” from London, England. Centering around key members of this movement, the film recounts the tale of how this group of outsiders helped reinvent London’s infamous underground art community, gaining them worldwide notoriety. From the original squatted communes like “The Exploding Galaxy” in the 1960’s, to the pre-punk art movement and confrontational performance work in squatted industrial spaces in the 1970s’, the short-lived punk movement from 1977 to 1979, up to the flamboyant “Blitz Kids” that established the more well known moniker of the “New Romantics” in the 1980’s, we look at how this long-established sense of hedonism was unexpectedly stomped out by the AIDS crisis, while certain elements of it flooded out from the underground and completely took over mainstream through rave culture in the 1990’s and points towards the exasperated London of today.
Directed by: Kevin Hegge
Starring: Judy Blame, Duggie Fields, Princess Julia, John Maybury, Philip Sallon, Mark Moore, Les Child, Andrew Czezowski, Andrew Logan, Stevie Stewart, David Holah, Christine Binnie, Sue Carrington, Scarlett Cannon, Jeffrey Hinton, Michael Costiff