The evolution and influence of the Teen Movie
We all know it when we see it, the teen movie and its cliches. Setting is usually in a US high school and has your typical jocks, rebels, cheerleaders, and nerds. Along with love triangles and unrequited love.
Also, the teen movie predominantly has a white male/female protagonist, with ‘The best friend’ archetype being POC.
Has there ever been any realism in the teen movie/show?
Some examples that come to mind for discussion: Rebel Without a Cause, Peggy Sue got Married, John Hughs movies, Clueless, Bring it On, Juno, Easy A, Lady Bird,
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