Rave Culture is always been an enigma for the Hollywood directors, since they are always getting it wrong.
As rave were mostly understood in Europe, in the US looks like we can see mainstream films and TW shows just collecting silly cliches. Here are top 10 Hollywood’s Raver Stereotypes and where they were seen.
1. Bros With A Dream (As seen in: We Are Your Friends)
Is Zac Efron the voice of a generation? Playing Cole Carter, A 23 year old with a passion for making the beat drop, the perfectly chiseled aspiring DJ embarks on a journey to find his signature sound and make it big in the EDM scene. Apparently becoming a DJ is the new becoming a rockstar/artist/actor. And of course, throughout the movie, sun’s out, guns out. As depicted by Efron and his gang, tank top and neon hat and/or fanny pack wearing bro-ravers now epitomize one kind of EDM fan. But not just one kind of bro will do the trick….
2. Frat Bros (As seen in: Neighbors)
The bonds of bro-dom are too easily broken when a raver girl wearing angel wings, shots, and girl-on-girl action are involved. According to the actually hilarious 2014 Seth Rogen comedy, a frat house is a perfect place for a rave, “brothers” and their scantily-clad college co-ed counterparts are the ravers, and all the beer stain’d lounge is a stage fit for a dance-off.
3. Druggy Idiot Bros (As seen in: Workaholics)
We’ve got mad love for Ders, Blake, and Adam, but full-blown PLUR ravers the Rancho Cucamonga telemarketers are not. That doesn’t mean the Baby Shower Rave in which all the mom attendees get high off of molly water isn’t one of the greatest EDM montages we’ve seen on TV yet. Yeah, we stand by that.
4. Hot Bad Girls (As seen in: Spring Breakers)
So somehow spring break and raving have become one in the same according to Hollywood? In one of the many party montages in this James Franco-as-Riff Raff crime bikini party flick, Bad Girls like Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens bear their breasts and do body lines, all set to ASAP Rocky’s “Wild for the Night” ft. Skrillex. Girls just wanna have fun, right?
5. Misguided Runaway Bad Girls (As seen in: Law & Order SVU)
OK, undercover Olivia Benson dressed in raver gear is actually a priceless part of this season two Law & Order SVU episode. But depicting raves as dens for prostitution and kiddie porn where only drug-addicted girls trying to get back at their daddies go is maybe a little unfair? This episode features classic SVU fear-mongering zingers like “she’d drop ex just to get through dinner.” Hide yo kids, hide yo wife.