Who doesn’t love a teen flick, really?
Take away the fact that they don’t usually cast acting royalty, nor are they going to challenge for the top awards in the industry anytime soon… We love them all the same anyway.
It’s probably because they take advantage of our vulnerable hormonal teenage state by taking us on an emotional rollercoaster that leaves a mark on us forever. Seems dramatic right?
Then, we proceed to rewatch them throughout our lives for the memories of a ‘simpler’ time.
But, I bet there are some things you never knew about your favourite teen movies…
1. Robert Pattinson is really playing the piano in the Bella lullaby scene in Twilight
That’s right, the man isn’t just limited to a chiselled jawline and a pale complexion.
Acting isn’t his only fortae it seems either.
He plays the guitar too and he’s even taken up the cello, oh Robert…
2. Rupert Grint was originally the first choice to play Austin Ames in A Cinderella Story
Now, if you ask me, this one would’ve been a bit weird.
I can’t imagine anyone other than Chad Michael Murray playing that character.
Turns out Grint was first choice but had other commitments, something called Harry Potter? Not sure if you’ve heard of it…
3. Most of the characters in Superbad are named after real people
Not just randomers either, the names are based off people Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg actually went to school with.
So if you were the cool, popular Jules, then you’ve done well.
But, if you were Fogell, then oh dear…
4. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging was originally going to be called “Full-frontal Snogging“
I think I prefer the title they went for in the end.
They had to change it as it was too adult for a PG film.
Despite the fact that the orginal title was used in the book.
5. That scene in The Princess Diaries where Mia falls on the bleachers wasn’t planned
Some of the best movie moments are the ones that weren’t originally in the script.
Anne Hathaway genuinley slipped in this scene.
But she played it out without flinching and it was included in the final cut.
6. Those are real tears coming from Julia Stiles in the poem scene
I don’t know about you, but I was welling up watching this bit.
Seems as if it got to Julia too, as she was so overcome by emotion…
…That she was genuinley balling her eyes out as she read it aloud.
7. Back in 2008, plans were put in place for a remake of the classic The Breakfast Club
I’m sort of glad this one never came to fruition.
Film companies have a habit of trying to dig up classics from the past and remake them.
It was going to be called ‘Bumped‘, based around a group waiting for their delayed flight.
Most of the time they’re never as good as the original though.
8. The famous dance scene in The Breakfast Club was supposed to be carried out by just Molly Ringwald’s character Claire
Originally, it was going to be a solo dance.
But, Molly was nervous about perfoming it alone.
So, John Hughes asked the producers if it would make for a better scene if everyone danced together.
9. There are supposedly 163 different kinds of plaid (tartan cloth) in Clueless
You know what? I’m not even surprised.
I mean have you ever seen so much tartan in one film in your whole life?
But, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
10. Never Been Kissed was James Franco’s first ever film appearance
It’s hard to imagine a world without James Franco appearing in weird and wacky films.
He’s played a right mix of characters over the years. Plus, remember 127 hours? Intense stuff.
But, this was actually his first ever… way back in 1999.
11. Those ‘pubes’ on top of the pizza slice in She’s All That were actually made from corn husks
They looked so freakin’ convincing as well!
I’m not going to lie, it’s a bit of a relief.
I’ve heard of committing to a character, but that’s just gross.
12. The scene in I Know What You Did Last Summer where Jennifer Love-Hewitt shouts in the street was actually thought up by a fan
It’s got to be one of the most iconic scenes in cr*ppy teen horror flicks ever.
But, the writers can’t be credited it.
Which, I’m sure they wont appreciate me pointing out…
13. The ‘whipped cream’ in that famous scene in Varsity Blues was actually shaving cream
Sorry to ruin it for the men out there but it appears whipped cream just wouldn’t do the job.
Turns out it melts a lot quicker and doesnt hold to the skin for long enough to carry out the scene.
Who knew aye?
14. A young Dicaprio was so passionate about Romeo + Juliet being put into production, he flew all the way to Australia to help convince the studio to make it
Thank goodness he did as well, because it’s an absolute classic.
I always loved that aquarium scene, gives me goosebumps!
15. Robert Pattinson originally clashed with the producers of Twilight because they didn’t agree on the characters personality traits
Robert wanted to give Edward Cullen a broodier persona.
Whereas the producers wanted to go for a giddier, ‘smilier’ intepretation.
I reckon Rob got his way because there’s not much light heartedness thoughout the trilogy!
16. Prices and sales of hamburger phones soared straight after the release of Juno
Everybody wanted that phone! It personifies the querkyness of the whole film.
So, it’s no surprise that sales went through the roof not long after it’s release.
A large number of those can probably be attributed to me.
17. That kiss with Heath Ledger was Julia Stiles’ first ever on-screen kiss in 10 Things I Hate About You
This one gives us all the feels.
Arguably one of the best teenage flicks of all time.
Making this kiss one of the most iconic.
18. Blink-182 made a brief cameo in American Pie during the webcam scene between Jim and Nadia
I still cringe to this day thinking about this one.
Oh Jim, you had to feel for the guy. A beautiful woman throwing herself at him and what happens…
Did you ever notice Blink-182 playing in the background though? I don’t blame you if you missed it.
19. There was an alternate ending for Mean Girls
It involved Kevin selling ecstasy… I know, intense right?
It would’ve meant Ms Norbury getting busted for drug pushing because they were in her drawer.
Before everything sorts itself out again. I think they went with the right ending though.
20. Christopher Mintz-Plasse was chosen for the role of Fogell in Superbad because of how easily he wound up Jonah Hill
Jonah actually told The Ringer that “Chris just immediately shut me down“.
He went on to say “I was really annoyed that this guy wouldn’t let me say anything“.
He told Seth and Evan and they thought it would be “perfect“.
What a relief they did as well because he’s one of the funniest characters in the movie!
Did you know any of these then? And be honest…
Let me know in the comments Acidheads!