How To Fight, Lie, and Cry Your Way to Popularity and a Prom Date
Lousy Life Lessons From 50 Teen Movies
Teen movies are a tremendous part of our culture. But does anyone really look at what these films are teaching us? Do black leather pants really lead to instant popularity (as they do for Sandy in Grease)? Should you really stalk a girl to win her over (as Lloyd Dobler does in Say Anything)? And if you steal your dad’s car and solicit a prostitute (like Joel in Risky Business), will you really get into an Ivy League school? This hilarious read offers synopses from 50 classic teen movies and brings to light all the brilliant (well, maybe not) advice offered up in each one. Includes quotes and quizzes.
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Author: Nikki Roddy
Nikki Roddy is based in San Francisco. She writes on culture, fashion, and music for various publications including SOMA Magazine, About-Face.org, and Bandega.com.