Blinded by the Light: The enduring appeal of the teen movie
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Thirty years long a brain, movies athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal walked into Saturday detention, and teen movies haven't been the same since. Sure, there were teen about teenagers long before "The Breakfast Club. It humanized teens and talked directly to them, not down to them, which is one of the reasons it retains a timeless quality and is still relevant today.
Teen movies that mattered after 'The Breakfast Club'
And its legacy lives on. The film that Courtney Love once called the defining film of teen generation she claims to have watched it every day, twice a day for two weeks straight, while touring with Lollapalooza in was honored with a legacy award at the MTV Movie Awards inand in the last month alone both the high school comedy "The DUFF" and the Netflix sitcom "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" have made overt references to it.
If "The Breakfast Club" made it possible to take movies about teens seriously, these are 30 Seka ass fucking Movies That Mattered that are in the same company. Fox arrived in July, kicking off one of the first teen movie franchises and taking then-modern attitudes skateboarding!
The young Crispin Glover as Marty's teenage dad — heaven.