I suppose I should be grateful. After years of ridiculing teen movies, here's one that does it for me. It's like that soup that heats itself. Of course Hughes was a lot better than his recent imitators, but people who know that are likely to be in their 30s now and won't be going to see "Not Another Teen Movie," anyway.
Skip to Content. Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update. The movie is intended as a spoof, but that doesn't excuse the fact that there are no positive messages to speak of. Stereotypes run rampant, and no topic is off limits. Teen drinking and sex are treated very lightly.
These are as obvious a choice for parody as horror films, as both have well defined narrative parameters and a closet full of generic conventions. Both horror and high school films make their most direct marketing appeals to young audiences. Both address teen sexual anxiety and desire; both consider the effects of adolescent physical changes and peer competitions. In Scary Movie , we see Carmen Electra, riffing on Drew Barrymore in the first Scream , running across a darkened lawn, chased by the killer, while jetting sprinklers drench what little clothing she has on.
A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades. Jake : Malik, can you hold my books for me? Malik : Sure, why not? I am the token black guy.