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90s Movies.net explores the wonderful world of heroin and its lovably addictive, unusually-inspiring effects on 90s culture.
I always felt that heroin played a large role in the infinite awesome-ocity of my favorite despondent decade.
Despite an economic surplus, the 90s were full of dangerous levels of disillusionment. People wanted to escape the boring reality of the modern world and its predictable, self-imposed, ass-backwards ideas about the role of the individual in everyday society. We didn’t want to be our parents’ children and we definitely didn’t want to work. That’s where heroin came in.
Finally, there was a drug for apathetic teenagers that also somewhat constituted a hobby or subculture that could make them feel accepted and help them to ignore their suicidal tendencies for awhile. An everyday ritual of needle preparation and complex spoon and lighter mechanics yielded an excellent cure for the blues.
Humans are visual beings. In order to have a successful 90s movie, you had to have a bodaciously babetastic leading lady. Alicia Silverstone fit the role perfectly. Already being largely touted as one of the hottest gals in entertainment for her roles in several multi-platinumAerosmith singles in the early 90s, she was on an unprecedented roller coaster ride to the top.
Both sarcastic and heartfelt, Clueless is the tale of the beautiful and brightly-colored world of Beverly Hills high school life at the top end of the popularity and socio-economic ladder.
Silverstone’s performance as the dimwitted, vapid, but well-meaning Cher really stands as her breakout role in the film world. There was never really another film that she could fit into as well as she did in this 90s cult classic.
The 90s were a time of rebellion and cultural chaos, as anti-fashion dogmas and a casual, relaxed, “anything goes” kind of fashion emerged. T-shirts, jeans, and maybe a plaid shirt were the usual attire, and people were comfortable with that. There were, however, trends that seemed to take the world by storm. After all, everyone wants to look good. That’s why we’re taking a look at the Top 10 90s Fashion Trends to find out which styles stuck around and which were too silly to survive.
10. Denim Jackets
Not to be outdone by its kindred companion, the denim jeans, the denim jacket sits high among the ranks of lovable 90s fashion. Every girl remembers the first bad boy they saw sporting this fashionable item while leaning against a ’92 Mustang. Take it from Luke Perry: you weren’t cool unless you owned one of these.
When you think of 90s fads that came in with a boom and then faded into obscurity, what pops in your head? Pogs, Tamagotchis, snap bracelets, and using condoms are a few that come to mind, but there is a certain activity that really stands out. There was only one pastime that could be considered the epicenter of cool and the essence of radical: the graceful, skilled, chick magnet of an extreme sport known as rollerblading.
Now, some of you may now scoff at the idea of inline skating as a worthy pursuit, but in the early 90s, it was nothing short of a worldwide cultural obsession. Kids would beg their parents to pony up the dough and buy them a shiny new pair of K2s or Eddie Bauers, complete with grind plates and expensive custom wheels, so they could shred up the rails at the local skate park and annoy pedestrians and law enforcement alike. The rabid bands of wheeled teenagers would flock to the streets to show off their skills. It became such a fashionable thing to do that it spawned all sorts of marketing gimmicks to cash in on the trend. One of which was the single most extreme, groovy, bodacious 90s teen film in the history of cinema–Airborne.
This movie is so cool that it had not one, but three taglines on its poster:
1. “Mitchell became the most popular guy on earth… once he took to the sky!”
2. “Man wasn’t meant to fly. Kids were!”
3. “Heroes aren’t made, they’re… AIRBORNE”
There are not enough synonyms for nostalgia, joy, and overall elation that I can use to describe the feelings I got watching the Monday night premier of Teen Nick’s ode to 90s Nickelodeon.
For now, the two hour lineup consists of fan favorite comedy shows All That and Kenan & Kel as well as cult favorite teen drama/comedy Clarissa Explains It All and the eponymous Doug. The first week is shaping up to be a pretty consistent schedule, but they’re jumping all around in terms of seasons and episodes and it’s been keeping the viewing nice and fresh.
The only show they’ve been keeping in order is Doug, and that is a wise decision. Doug has a certain humble charm to its earlier episodes with its scribbly-outlined animation and character development. It’s really nice to see my personal favorites, Pork Chop and Skeeter, littering my television screen again. Continue reading →