Monday, April 20, 2015

this is my my so called life

I have been watching "My So Called Life," the 90's teen classic,
which has led me thinking a lot about how much we glamorize high school,
and how much time I spend searching for Real High School Moments
(whatever that means)
like little gems in this four year slog.









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  1. That movie quote's brilliant and God, I love My So-Called Life. xoxo

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  2. The Italian High School Life is very different from the one in the movies, so I have never aspected to live the usual film's moments, but sometimes I wondered how attend an high school in the US would have been like and yes, those times I saw in my mind all those scenes, even if I knew that they were not the reality. (The fact that there is only one season of My so called life is one of the biggest shames of the US television.)

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    1. hahaha I second that! don't worry us Americans do our fair share of glamorizing Italian life, haha.

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  3. I don't know what it was, but there was that ridiculous influx of high-school/teen oriented film in the late 90s to mid 2000s and I think it messed a lot of us up about high school. I was in grade six watching She's All That and Mean Girls and A Cinderella Story and I didn't even consider geography influencing the fact that things would not turn out like that. High school was just this magical place where you spent long periods of time in front of your locker, trying to determine who you are and/or whether you're going to the prom or not. That quote about why things are better in movies makes me think of this.

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    1. so true so true! honestly maybe it wasn't all for the bad... glamorization isnt the worse thing ever? "discuss" hahah

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  4. I can definitely say I've been conditioned by movies and TV to expect a ridiculous amount out of high school. It's definitely not like America where there are hallway lockers, cafeteria systems or extreme cliques. It's such a blind side of media that promises and brainwashes, and I can say for sure it's not as idealistic as it's portrayed. Interestingly, a lot of 90s kids spent their time glued to the TV so we are a part of that era. For some reason I'm glad to be involved in that though, rather than how most childhoods are spent these days :)

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    1. hahah true! TV is much more like communal than like phones or singular devices. wow I feel old.

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  5. This is def one of my favourite tv series ever, I just feel like every girl in the world is able to relate to angela chase

    x Inés
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