Cliches of Teen Movies Essay

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Its seems as if American culture is obsessed with sex. From music videos to commercials to teen movies: one cannot turn on his television without seeing a scantily clad woman or two people engaging in some type of foreplay. Even on game shows there is commonly a female co-host who wears next to nothing. Moreover, besides a pornographic movie or a special on HBO, one can find more than enough sex in a teen movie. These films contain teenage sex symbols who cannot act more than the “common man.” Yet, it seems as if these movies are quite popular. They more often than not reach the rank of top selling movie at the box-office. Their success illustrates much about our society- we want to see sex and cannot get enough.
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His classmates pick the “nerdiest” girl, in the school, Laney, for Zack’s experiment. Predictably, he eventually falls in love with the girl. However, one of his friends tells Laney that a bet was involved, and she attempts to disown Zack. Again, all ends well as they forgive one another and magically fall in love once more.
It seems that America craves these movies; from Ten Things I Hate About You to She’s All That to Drive Me Crazy, teens have flocked to the theaters to see the same movie plot merely with different characters. Although these films do not contain much acting talent, their scripts are strikingly similar to those of Shakespeare. For instance, O is a modern Othello and Crazy/Beautiful is merely Romeo and Juliet in a high school setting. It is pathetic how many teenagers excitedly watch and enjoy movies such as Save the Last Dance and Never Been Kissed , yet they shun classics like Othello and Romeo and Juliet.
Almost all teen movies have the same plot; once you have seen one, you have seen them all. Guy sees girl. Guy gets girl. Guy and girl fall in love. An altercation occurs to break that love. Guy and girl fall in love again. Hollywood is attempting to make it seem as if events like these frequently occur in high schools. However, every teen can testify that situations like these are not very probable. Teenagers should not waste their money on movies which

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