Teen Movies, 'Moxie' and Me

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In the wake of Amy Poehler's eager-to-please Moxie on Netflix, Adrian Martin considers his long love of the genre and its oddities.

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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