Tommy, Rafael, Edward and Grant---servers at Stoner Pizza---are economically, psychologically, and socially trapped in a life maze they didn’t create nor understand. They’re second generation high school and college dropouts immersed in an unrelenting algorithm-driven computer-technology in a society cascading in a downward spiral of dumbing down and continued compromise.
Pizza Stoners like Tommy, Rafael, Edward and Grant live at home with their parents, never leave their room except for the most minimal of part-time jobs---antisocials lost in a blizzard of computers, TV, Internet technology, entertainment and porn all mixed together.
The Pizza Stoner, like his Japanese cousin, the Hikikomori, is the product of decades of economic recession, stagnation and despair--- the wasted generation of Japan--- not educated, unemployed, not trained or trainable in a society going nowhere. The symbol of this class is a Harvard PhD who waits on tables at a fast food restaurant with dim prospects for the foreseeable future.
Relevant to American society today, Stoner Pizza is a tragic, reflective, satirical and thoughtful look at lost dreams and opportunities and settling for less in the affluent country of America today.