Teenage life for me, and for many others, was about conformity and survival. Experimenting with who you are is difficult when you are conscious not to experiment too much – desperate as you are not to get noticed by anyone. Which brings me to my favourite teen character: Patrick from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He does everything but conform. Patrick has a ferocious spirit, but also a vulnerability (which made me love him even more). He’s witty and kind, and his strength inspires shy and damaged Charlie (the eponymous wallflower) to survive. Patrick is gay but, crucially, his sexuality does not define him. In other films Patrick would be reduced to a caricature, or token, but not here. While Patrick might struggle with his identity and growing up, so does everyone. Like us all, he was striving to survive – but Patrick survives by being himself. He’s my favourite teen character. I needed him, and I still aspire to be like him everyday.
See full article here: Six Teenagers we wanted to be
Gregory Underwood-Gregory’s Girl
Wednesday Addams-Addams Family Values
Sarah Bailey-The Craft
William Miller-Almost Famous
Enid Coleslaw-Ghost World
And the Emmy goes to… Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective
Here’s my number. Promise you’ll call?
On the cover of Vanity Fair’s 20th Annual Hollywood issue with Idris Elba, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Chiwetel Ejiofor Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Naomie Harris, Brie Larson, Chadwick Boseman, Margot Robbie, and Léa Seydoux.
-Why should I give a shit about you?
'Cause I'm starred up and very fucking violent
To Sir With Love (1967)
This movie is about many things – teen angst, race relations, and poverty. But what it’s *really* about is teased hair, heavy eyeliner and miniskirts. And the title song, of course. Who could ever forget the gushing sentimentality of Lulu warbling about crayons and perfume? It is a charmer of a movie with life breathed into it by a fresh cast of young Brits. Released at a time when the world was captivated by all things British, it was relatively daring at the time it was made. A low-budget film that raked it in at the box office, Poitier, as in *Lilies of the Field*, wisely accepted a low salary in exchange for a share of the profits. But the biggest profit of all is his portrayal of the East End school teacher, Mark Thackery, who quickly learns that his students need a different kind of education than that of a textbook. It has been, unfairly or not, relentlessly compared to *The Blackboard Jungle*, and it is a blood-relation to *Up the Down Staircase* and *Dangerous Minds*. But none of them have the sweetness of Judy Geeson, as Thackery’s irrepressible student Pamela Dare. At the end of the movie, when Thackery and Dare dance together, racial, social and philosophical barriers are smashed, and hope springs eternal.
Judy Geeson in a mini dress
Judy Geeson: British actress, discovered at 18 to star opposite Sidney Poitier in To Sir, With Love…
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"I’m sorry, P. I never meant to let you down."