Teen Movies Are Growing Up, But It Isn't Easy

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Adrian Martin considers his long love of the teen movie genre and its oddities, in the wake of Amy Poehler's nice and inoffensive 'Moxie' on Netflix.

Tripping down memory lane to the video store

Recently, I have been immersing myself in the teen movies of the 1980s. It’s a re-immersion, actually, because, although I was a few years late to Amy Heckerling’s classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), I quickly made up for lost time by literally watching every film of this genre that I could find – and taking copious notes on all of them.

Adrian Martin

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