Whenever you feel like escaping the grasp of teenage drama that pervades every corner of social networks–from Facebook to Twitter to especially Tumblr–you can always head over to LinkedIn, where adults are doing adult-like things like updating their job profiles with self-serious descriptions and posting links to stories about How to Be a Better Manager.
But beginning in September, that will all change. No longer will there be a single sliver of the Internet that is safe from Youths.
The Scene: A bunch of high schoolers, in a room full of their parents, teachers, and friends, performing a musical. In the musical, they play a bunch of teenagers not too unlike themselves.
And they are simulating masturbation, unprotected sex, abortion, teenage homosexuality, teenage lesbianism, group masturbation, masochism, child abuse, insubordination, and out-and-out total adolescent rebellion, all to the rapturous tune of musical numbers with titles like “The Bitch of Living” and “Totally Fucked.”
Oh, if Tipper Gore could see them now.
The New York Daily News breathlessly reported today that a 14-year-old Harlem teen from a C-rated high school* had pepper sprayed eight other students.
Already a Blue Plate Special at film festivals in New Zealand, Sarajevo, Seoul and São Paulo, an extremely low-budget teenage flick called The Myth of the American Sleepover is the kind of home movie that gives indie-prods a bad name. In the press notes, a photo of the young film-school graduate David Robert Mitchell, who Read More