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'T2 Trainspotting:' How Has Portrayal Of Drugs In Films Evolved?

T2 Trainspotting
(Photo by Jaap Buitendijk)
Simon (Jonny Lee Miller) and Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) in star in T2: Trainspotting.

"T2 Trainspotting" was officially released last week and will start showing soon in Phoenix.

The movie shows Mark Renton and his buddies, 20 years after the original movie.

"Trainspotting" was unflinching in its portrayal of drug use. That got us wondering how things have changed since the film came out.

To help answer that is Michael Young, president of the New York Film Academy.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.