* I'm not sure if I understand the question, but I think these images
* have been nothing *but* co-opted into standard Hollywood fare.
* Most often, punk imagery is used in that tired old trope of the
* baddass with a heart of gold. Depending on how you define punk, I guess
* one example (albeit Hollywoody) is _Pretty in Pink_ where the feisty Record
* Store manager (played by Annie Potts) acts as the mother figure to Molly
* Ringwald's brooding li'l lip-biter. Her maternal musings could be seen as
* contradictory to the values (?) of punk.
* IMHO, attempting a postmodern treatment of punk might be a little
* like trying to picking up the tweezers with the tweezers; irony,
* appropriation, self-consciousness, and disdain for hierarchies seems to be
* pretty central to both "movements." However--being a poseur of no small
* renown--I'm an expert neither on POMO or punk, so take all I say with a
* man-sized grain o' salt. :-)
* Happy punking!
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