20 Facts About '90s Teen Rom-Coms To Ask To The Prom

20 Facts About '90s Teen Rom-Coms To Ask To The Prom

Hollywood has never been too accurate when it comes to representing teenage 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.'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms 10 Things I Hate About You The title came from the writer's high school diaries. When Karen McCullah went through old diaries to pump up the teenage angst, she found a list of grievances against a boyfriend. When I told  ... she was like, 'that's our title. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

Spooky Ghostwriter -- 'She’s All That'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms She's All That M. Night Shyamalan ghost wrote an early draft. Yes, that M. Night Shyamalan. We bet he added the plot twist that she was not actually all that. CRACKED.COM

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Paul Rudd’s Film Debut -- 'Clueless'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms This was Paul Rudd's film debut. Clueless Connoisseurs of Mr. Rudd's oeuvre might think his first movie is Halloween 6: At Least It's Not Rob Zombie, but while Clueless was filmed after Halloween 6, it was actually released first. With that settled, we're never making that mistake again. CRACKED.COM

Brittany Murphy’s Iconic Line -- 'Clueless'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms Brittany Murphy was herself a virgin who couldn't drive. As Murphy confessed years later, Tai's putdown to Cher applied to herself at the time. Also, Brittany Murphy was awesome - that is a fact in itself. Clueless CRACKED.COM

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That’s not PG-13! -- 'Can’t Hardly Wait'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms The movie was hardly PG-13 at first. The original version included overt references to drugs and intoxication (including a drunk girl about to pass out and a stoner girl) that didn't make the cut, given that the movie aimed at being PG-13. We're still holding out for the R-rated stoner girl spin-off. B Can't Hardly Wait CRACKED.COM

Source: Mamamia

Julia Stiles and Modern Shakespeare -- '10 Things I Hate About You'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms This isn't Julia Stiles only modern Shakespeare. It is well-known that the movie is based on The Taming of the Shrew, but Stiles also appeared in two other modernized versions of the Bard: 2000's Hamlet and 2001's Othello. 10 Things I Hate About You CRACKED.COM

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The Truth is Right Here -- 'Can’t Hardly Wait'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms The truth is out there. The dateless nerds wear shirts with X-Files catchphrases like trust no one, or the truth is out there - because this was before geeks dominated pop culture, when they were still considered social parias. the tru trust is out n ong there Can't Hardly Wait CRACKED.COM

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Unscripted Quirkiness -- 'Clueless'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms Right -LibER Clueless out Alicia Silverstone really couldn't say Haitians. Cher's quirk wasn't in the script - Silverstone actually couldn't pronounce the word, and director Amy Heckerling decided to leave that in the movie. CRACKED.COM

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Jason Segel’s Film Debut -- 'Can’t Hardly Wait'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms This was Jason Segel's film debut. МИ Can't Hardly Wait Along with the distasteful but funny Dead Man on Campus, Can't Hardly Wait was Jason Segel's first role. Не would then become much more famous for Forgetting Sarah Marshall and How I Met Your Mother. CRACKED.COM

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"Mean Hot Chick" -- 'She’s All That'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms H She's All That Jodi Lyn O'Keefe kept playing mean girls. O'Keefe played one in 1999, and then again a year later, in 2000. Regina George was probably taking notes. Whatever it Takes S CRACKED.COM

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The Animal House Extended Universe -- 'She’s All That'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms She's All That The movie has an Animal House Easter egg. Tim Matheson plays a doctor who moved to California after attending Dartmouth. In Animal House, itself inspired by Dartmouth debauchery, his character is said to move to California to become a doctor. CRACKED.COM

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Gabrielle Union: Genre Staple

'90s Teen Rom-Coms 10 Things I Hate About You Gabrielle Union's contributions to the genre must be acknowledged. Union appeared in two major teen rom-coms in the same year. Seriously, she's almost a genre staple. - - She's All That CRACKED.COM

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Sacré blue! -- '10 Things I Hate About You'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms Joseph Gordon-Levitt actually knows French. 10 Things I Hate About You Gordon-Levitt's Cameron James (a name inspired by the mind behind beloved classic Avatar) learns French just to tutor Larisa Oleynik's Bianca. Funnily enough, Gordon-Levitt actually does speak fluent French. CRACKED.COM

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James Franco’s Film Debut – 'Never Been Kissed'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms Never Been Kissed This was James Franco's first film role. Although Franco was a main character in 2000's Whatever It Takes, his actual feature film debut was a year prior, in Never Been Kissed. Today, Franco is mostly known for A Bunch of Harassment Accusations and The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial. CRACKED.COM

Source: BuzzFeed

Julia Stiles’ Real Emotions -- '10 Things I Hate About You'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms Julia Stiles wasn't supposed to cry. Stiles was just overwhelmed during the final poem scene. (Also, her kiss with Heath Ledger being her first on-screen kiss.) 10 Things I Hate About You CRACKED.COM

Source: BuzzFeed

Can’t Hardly Punk – 'Can’t Hardly Wait'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms Can't Hardly Wait Blink-182 was influenced by the movie. Can't Hardly Wait inspired lead singer Mark Hoppus to write the song Going Away to College, for their album Enema of the State. CRACKED.COM blink-182-

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"Yo, put me in the movie, bitch!" -- 'Whatever It Takes'

'90s Teen Rom-Coms Whatever It Takes This was Aaron Paul's first movie. The Breaking Bad star and Mission: Impossible 3 cameo made his feature film debut in this '90s rom- com. His character is one of the best things about the film, and certainly amps up the rewatch value. CRACKED.COM

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