Jul 6, 2010

Cult Classics

Do y'all remember watching the same movies over and over again in early high school?  We would go out for a little bit- I can't for the life of me remember what in the world we would do (hang out at people's houses, I suppose) then all of girls would spend the night at one girl's house and watch movies.  Grease was a perennial favorite, which we watched constantly.  The other three were not quite such, um, classics. 

Dazed and Confused- Texas, last day of school, seventies and pot.  Love Parker Posey in this- "Fry like little piggies, bitches!"  It just made you want to haze people, no?

"SENIORS! SENIORS! S-E-N-I-O-R-S!  SENIORS! SENIORS! Seniors are the best!"
My "character" was played by Joey Lauren Adams.  Basically she was me because she was a squinty blonde with a squeaky voice.  MOH was Parker Posey's character- guess you were mean in high school, MOH?  I was Frenchie in Grease- squeaky voice again.
Have y'all heard this weird story about Jason London (aka Randall "Pink" Floyd)'s twin brother, Jeremy (who was never as good looking IMHO)?  There was a lot of smoking in the bathroom at my high school, just like the movie.  (Ahem, there was probably some pot smoking going on in my high school's bathroom just like the movie as well- I don't know from personal experience, Mama!).



Ah, then there was Mallrats.  Back when Kevin Smith was still funny, Shannen Doherty had a super cute shag hairdo, and motorcycle boots which I coveted with all of my super tough fourteen year old heart.  Oooh, Jeremy London was in this one!   The London brothers were so hot in the early-mid-nineties! And Joey Lauren Adams is in it also!
Now Mallrats captures that weird moment of 1994-1996 so well- those pictures that would turn 3D if you squinted at them, flannel, mini-florals, and the concept of mall rats in general.  Do people still just hang out in malls?

Ah, then when it was time for something scary-

"Mr. Walk-a, I'm here for your daughter."  So many good nineties clichés in this one too- I mean the rave in the warehouse in Seattle?  Incredible.  Hahahaha, when Marky Mark pounds his chest to make it look like Nicole's dad punched him?  Hilarious. 

Wonder why Reese never discusses this movie when she talks about her early work?  Maybe because she gets a hand up her skirt riding a roller coaster and trying to look orgasmic instead of uncomfortable since she's in public while a cover of Wild Horses plays?  Or maybe it's the dog head (shudder) that comes through the doggie door when Marky Mark and his Funky Bunch attack the house.  Unfortunately, Nicole gave him the code so he could swipe her v-card while her parents were out of town.  Don't you think you would be able to stay awake waiting for such a momentous occasion?  Such a great movie.  Alyssa Milano, the best friend?  Such a beee-yotch!  Never liked her since Fear.

So what were your repeat horrible yet wonderful high school flicks?  So many to choose from, but these were definitely my favorite.

17 comments:

  1. omg! the roller coaster scene in "fear" I think I aged 5 years the first time I saw that...far cry from Man in the moon for Reese....we used to watch "clueless" all the time! Im sure I needed a way to appear even more immature and self absorbed!

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  2. My all time, lines memorized and quoted kind of movie is Clueless. There was a time when I was beyond obsessed and now I go back and watch and laugh because I don't think I knew what all the jokes were about!

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  3. So, as I was reading this and scrolling down, in my head I was thinking FEAR! OURS WAS SO FEAR!

    And there it is - I knew you wouldn't disappoint! I actually made out with a guy in Cabo one HS Spring Break b/c he had a henna tattoo on his chest that said "Nicole 4 Eva" ... I thought that was ridiculously hysterical!

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  4. SHAG! Does anyone remember that movie? We watched it all the time, we wanted to be those girls!

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  5. yeah-- like Pinot after Playdates... I was in the 9th grade I think when I saw Fear in the theater. Yikes! I could NOT believe my eyes in the roller coaster scene. We watched it all the time in high school, but only with a select crowd. Some of our friends hated the movie.

    So our favorites were Grease!, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Clueless, Breakfast Club, and Empire Records. Oh! And Can't Hardly Wait. That one was fun, too!

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  6. Wow - thank you so much for taking me back! LOL I had to send this link to my husband - Mallrats & Dazed and Confused were his favorites too. I was also obsesed with Empire Records - FABULOUS! And Clueless too - so good. I had NEVER heard that story about him - wow - hate to have missed such a crazy doozy!!

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  7. Love "Dazed and Confused!" Parker Posey and friend laughing like crazy when one of them falls at the field party cracks me up. Yeah, that was weird about London twin getting kidnapped. How bizzare.

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  8. AHH!!! I LOOOOVED Dazed and Confused!!! One of my favorite movies!! Love the part where the senior girls are doing the initiation part!!! :D

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  9. Um, maybe dating myself a little here, but my faves were Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Footloose, Grease & Poltergeist for when we wanted something scary. I loved Top Gun too, but that was when I was in college.

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  10. Soooooo many memories of watching all of those at your parents' house, especially Grease after I had consumed probably an entire box of Boo Berry (which I don't think they make anymore or can't find in Memphis, which is sad!) and y'all forcing me to eat a bite of a mozzarella stick!! Hahaha! Love it!

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  11. Great post! Love the trip down memory lane. My high school favorites were Clueless, Can't Buy Me Love, The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles.

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  12. W O W lol, this made me laugh so hard. Yep, watched em all numerously. I actually have Fear on dvd i got in college for like $4 bc some of my friends hadn't seen it. Marky Marks accent is too funny. And I sooo could Not stand Alyssa Malano after that movie. Idk why I can't shake that off. Much like I can't stand Scarlett Johannson after "He's Just Not That Into You".
    Clueless & th brat pack movies were def on th list. & Cruel Intentions. I was wayyyy too young for that. I like Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead. Remember it? Old Christina Applegate. And Ferris Bueller... Son-in-Law. And I loveddd Only You. Marisa Tomei... :)

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  13. I am a squinty blonde too lol. Movies that I used to watch over and over- Jerry Maguire- another good squinty blonde movie, Heathers (I can quote that movie by heart) and I also loved Practical Magic.

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  14. HaHa I think that I was just given the left over character----or maybe I was the mean girl. Ummm you left off Friends Til the End circa '97

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  15. EMPIRE RECORDS! all. the. way.

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  16. i loved fear! pink puffy heart loved. i still kinda do...

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  17. I've never seen Fear - ha! I don't really think I'm missing much :-). But wow have I seen Mallrats and Dazed and Confused more times than I count. My others are Reality Bites and Singles. Two movies that can do no wrong in my book...

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