Just another teen movie : analyzing portrayals of teenage romantic relationships across a decade of top-grossing teen films
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America's teenagers exhibit dating attitudes and behaviors that have been labeled both risky and harmful. This critical film study examines the implicit and explicit messages present in teenage films' portrayal of teenage romantic relationships so as to better understand the possible influences of the messages present in these films as teens seek them out for information and advice about romantic relationships in high school. I uncover the themes running throughout the top grossing U.S. box office feature films for each year over the course of a decade (2000-2010) that depict teenage romantic ...