There's only two things that matter to teenagers: getting their driver's license and going to prom. At least that's how Hollywood tells it. Media tropes about teens have remained consistent for decades, whether it be high schools full of exclusively hot kids or a token angsty teen who's just misunderstood.
Even the best teen movies are guilty of these fallacies. In fact, many of them were conceived in said films. The reality is all people are different, even as teenagers, so schools aren't actually composed of the same five archetypal people that are depicted on film, and they aren't all behaving in completely predictable ways, sharing common desires and drives.
Here are the many unrealistic ways teenagers are depicted on both the small and big screen.
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All Teens Are Beautiful Unless They're Nerds. Sometimes Even Then.
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Nobody Wears The Same Clothes Twice
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Time Management Is Easy Peasy
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Teenagers Are Awesome At Sex
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Everything About School Dances Is All Wrong
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Parents Are Never Home Or They Just Don't Care What Their Kids DoPhoto: The O.C./Fox