Well, I'm downloading Even Cowgirls Get the Blues because I have not seen that film in years and totally loved it! I never knew the title of it until now so I'm definitely adding that to my collection and burning a CD of it off.
Also, Drug Store Cowboy I own on DVD because I completely relate to the characters - their naivety and innocence and their struggle to maintain an existence that is totally against the system. Eventually something has to give, and the tension throughout the film is immense. That said, it is a true reflection of how addicts exist with a group leader. The group dynamics in that film - portraying anti-establishment drug culture - is genius. Like I said, the characters themselves are stupid, blinded by the next fix, and that is sooo true to life. And the come down from the high of scoring, to be able to relax now you've got your drugs, to take that first fix, is captured beautifully.
This is not to mention the humor of the film. If anything, drug store cowboy is a comedy for those who are in the drug scene. But, those in the drug scene see it as a comedy and the true message is lost on them. That is, your youth is precious, time just flies by when you're young and why waste such precious time shooting up? The next chapter in your life is sorting out the mess you caused as a teenager - as is always the case - as depicted in him 'drilling holes' which is ironic because he used to put holes in his arms with needles. In fact, any recovering heroin addict who shoots up would think 'drilling holes' is the coolest job in the world because it would make them laugh every time they did it! It reminds them of the old days, keeps them strong too, not to go back - because there is always that chance to go back, just as the past creepily caught up with the main character after his reform, and the temptations he faced. That is true too, because it shows his weakness, now off the drugs, even though that is his strongest point in the movie.
See, GVS's films when they're good are really good. Even the bad ones keep me entertained because I just 'get it'.