Working At The Car Wash

By | December 4, 2017

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Garrett Morris, Pepe Serna, Henry Kingi and Leon Pinkney in Car wash American actors Garrett Morris, Pepe Serna, Henry Kingi and Leon Pinkney joking at the car wash in the film Car wash. 1976 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

During the 1970’s, America was still getting used to the changing culture. Some of what was changing was the prominence of hippies, drugs and more relaxed morals. Many were beginning to tolerate, if not embrace, the changing social norms. That being said, the change was beginning to make its way to the big screen. Plenty of movies capitalized on the counterculture; mostly in a dramatic and sensational way.   

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When the movie, Car Wash, was released, it was like no movie we had ever seen. Although it was entertaining, it wasn’t sensational or pretentious. It was a movie about everyday people doing everyday things. The story revolved around a day in the life of the employees and patrons of a local car wash; hence the title of the movie.