Hollywood has never beentoo accurate when it comes to representingteenage life, and ’90s teen movies are a prime example. In fact, during the ’90s the genre truly proved to be the realm of fantasy (which, of course, does not mean fantasy can’t be fun as well). This is not only what we constantly tell our therapist, but also the reason why some rom-coms of the time have become classics in their own right. We mean movies like Clueless, 10 Things I Hate About You and, well, that’s pretty much it, it’s not like anybody remembers Whatever It Takes.
Still, ignoring the variable quality of ’90s teen rom-coms, we’re definitely fans. So we’ve compiled a list of facts about some classics of the decade, something to truly level up your small talk game. Just imagine: you tell the cheerleader bully that Freddie Prinze Jr. trained with a professional hacky sack player for She’s All That, she mocks you in front of everyone even though you two totally shared a moment while working on her homework, but then right before the prom starts—alright, we’ve definitely watched too many of these. Cue the list, cue the list.
The Inspiration for the Title -- '10 Things I Hate About You.'
Spooky Ghostwriter -- 'She’s All That'
Paul Rudd’s Film Debut -- 'Clueless'
Brittany Murphy’s Iconic Line -- 'Clueless'
Stoner Boy – 'Can’t Hardly Wait'
That’s not PG-13! -- 'Can’t Hardly Wait'
Julia Stiles and Modern Shakespeare -- '10 Things I Hate About You'
The Truth is Right Here -- 'Can’t Hardly Wait'
Barry Manilow’s Birthday -- 'Can’t Hardly Wait'
Unscripted Quirkiness -- 'Clueless'
Jason Segel’s Film Debut -- 'Can’t Hardly Wait'
The Pop-Punk Connection
"Mean Hot Chick" -- 'She’s All That'
The Animal House Extended Universe -- 'She’s All That'
Gabrielle Union: Genre Staple
Sacré blue! -- '10 Things I Hate About You'
James Franco’s Film Debut – 'Never Been Kissed'
Julia Stiles’ Real Emotions -- '10 Things I Hate About You'
Can’t Hardly Punk – 'Can’t Hardly Wait'
"Yo, put me in the movie, bitch!" -- 'Whatever It Takes'