The youth are revolting. Gone are the apathetic proto-hipsters of my youth, where the lamest thing you could be was someone who cared about shit. Young people today have embraced politics, from Extinction Rebellion to The Women’s March, we are seeing young people take up activism in a desperate bid to save the world from its desperate hurtle off the edge of a reactionary, nationalist, climate apocalypse cliff into oblivion.
You wouldn’t know this to be the case when looking at films or TV. There aren’t many depictions of young people getting involved in activism in our visual media. If you look at recent music, you can see it. Groups from Dream Nails to Run the Jewels intertwined activism with music to the point where they are one and the same. However, TV lags behind.