Goth Teen Shuts Down Haters Who Think He's "Depressing and Weird"

Aired on 09/21/1993 | CC tv-pg
Jim is a goth teen growing up in the ‘90s who loves wearing makeup and all-black clothing. His mother thinks her 19-year-old son's look is "depressing and weird," but Jim says goth style makes him feel comfortable. Here, he articulates how fashion is a form of self-expression.

"I'm into the gothic scene," Jim explains. "Basically, the way we dress is based on the vision the Victorian's had in the late 19th century."

The unconventional style reflects how Jim feels inside. "It's basically an expression of my emotions and my inner self," he says. "I feel very comfortable dressing like this."