A Beginner’s Guide to the Goth Subculture

 A Beginner’s Guide to the Goth Subculture



Links for more information:
Wikipedia about Goth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goth_subculture
Sophie Lancaster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Sophie_Lancaster
TED-ed video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STOJftffOqs
Aurelio Voltaire: https://www.youtube.com/user/VoltaireMusicPage
Gothic charm school book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6081548-gothic-charm-school
Goodreads with Gothic novels: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1230.Best_Gothic_Books_Of_All_Time

My social media:
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Twiter: https://twitter.com/elisepolo
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/48356456-elise-pool

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20 Comments

  • Thanks for all the imformation hope you got the oppertunity to go to the festivals

  • Other early goth bands for anyone who's interested:

    – Virgin Prunes
    – Specimen
    – The March Violets
    – Christian Death

  • I wasnt know Sophie… R. I. P… 🖤

  • Personally for me I like some goth songs and bands but others I cannot listen to, so I’ve always originally thought i couldn’t dress goth because I’m a libertarian and I like more heavier things like emo and metal music

  • I love this video, it's very informative. But I have to wonder, why choose the name Goth? When Romantic literature became Gothic literature, did the writers at the time look to the barbarians of old and the architecture that followed and find a kindred spirit in them? When the music movement of the '80s took off, did they do the same? Or was it somehow completely random, possibly a coincidence? Is there even a loose thread that binds all the different gothic movements throughout history? Even if it wasn't intentional at first, I have to wonder if a desire to be different, mysterious, powerful in a sense of otherness is what it means to be goth at one's core.

  • I’ve been goth since 1980, music, art, clothing, lifestyle until today. Proud of it🖤 Thank you for making this video

  • thank you so much for this informational video! as a young goth i appreciate this so much <3

  • I was searching a Gothic the video game guide but… whatever lets see…

  • It's terrible how some people can't accept differences in others. I guess we're all bigoted in our own ways, but we all need to realize that we're all different from one another and embrace those differences. No-one should have to fear for their lives because of who they are.

  • This empowered me when you said, "I don't like Goth music," and "You can still be Goth and not like the music." I'm glad I'm not the only one who has the opinion. What inspires me to be Goth for the most part is the fashion and literature. Stay safe (:

  • I mean the cure’s not that bad even for background noise!👌😂

  • 🖤

  • So the original goths were basically German Vikings?

  • I'm also not crazy about Goth music, though I have been listening to some Bauhaus, and while it's not 100% my style, they're definitely incredibly talented.

  • Thank you for the informative video! (And especially for the reading recommendations), I've read some Poe, and for Halloween this year I worked on memorizing The Raven so I can recite it from memory – which I'm still keeping up with.

  • Have you read (or watched) Austen's "Northanger Abbey"? It would be fun to hear your opinion on that playful commentary on Gothic literature; it's prevalence and popularity.

  • I want to take a road trip but I would love to take photographs of different Gothic churches in the United States. There is a cathedral here in my city that is Gothic style that I want to take pictures of. Because I love Gothic architecture

  • This is a very interesting video because I’m very interested in the gothic culture

  • i find it so bizarre that people are still styled like how we grew up

  • my entire dress aesthetic is so opposite of gothic fashion, but my hyperfixation on 80s trad gothic culture from 8th is bringing me back around to these. i’m finally able to wear black on black without my parents judging me, so maybe i’ll bring myself around to wearing the few pieces i’ve collected separately over time.

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