It’s hard to be a teenager.
If you’re a guy, you’ve got to worry about boners in gym class and, once a month, sneaking the Victoria’s Secret catalog out of the mailbox and finding a secure storage place in the bathroom before your mom and dad get home for later masturbation material.
If you’re a girl, you’ve got it even worse. You’ve got to worry about “that time of the month” and whether you’re carrying enough feminine hygiene products on your person so that you don’t wind up leaving a bathroom stall looking like a crime scene. There’s the eating disorders and there’s the awkward handjobs in the front seat of your parent’s minivan. Girls really have it rough.
On top of that, both sexes have the acne, the asshole parents, the asshole teachers, the asshole classmates, body hair, body hair, body hair.
This month’s films deal with the shitty reality of being a teenager.
How to Twitflix: Queue up the movie of the week on Netflix Instant (Your laptop, Xbox, Playstation, Roku), then hit play when the clock strikes 9pmET (Or 6pm for you smelly hippies on the west coast.) Tweet-along with the #TwitFlix crew using the appropriate hashtag! It’s as easy as that!
Apologies for the cancellations, which are due to a unannounced decision by Netflix to remove roughly 2,000 titles from its streaming library as of May 1, 2013!
WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 2013 9pmET –
VIRGIN HIGH (1991 dir. Richard Gabai) CANCELLED
CARRIE (1976 dir. Brian De. Palma)
MAY 8, 2013 9pmET –
BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER (1999 dir. Jamie Babbit) CANCELLED
TROMEO AND JULIET (1996 dir. Lloyd Kaufman and James Gunn [uncredited])
WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2013 9pmET –
LEMON POPSICLE (1978 dir. Boaz Davidson) CANCELLED
FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC (1987 dir. Jeffrey Bloom)
WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 2013 9pmET – PRETTY IN PINK (1986 dir. John Hughes)
WEDNESDAY MAY 29, 2013 9pmET – SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS (1998 dir. Tamara Jenkins)
P.S. – Fuck you, Netflix!