The term “trash culture” entered into common use from the ’80s to indicate artistic or entertainment expressions considered to be of a low cultural profile but able to stimulate and attract the audiences.
It refers to books, movies, TV shows, etc. characterized by poor taste, vulgar themes, and subjects chosen to attract the audience through shoddy, low-quality, and culturally impoverished content.
In this sense, trash culture is defined as the validation of the voyeuristic sight of the middle class which approaches the popular culture as style of consumption.
Opened in January 2020, Mick and Lorelle bring you Trash Cult. A small independent store with carefully curated and often rare records, books, film and more, all about challenging the perception of conventional film and media. We are your purveyors of unpopular culture.