Sleepover Cinema

Films That Formed the Tween Collective Unconscious of the Y2K Era

Welcome to Sleepover Cinema, where we analyze the films that created the collective unconscious of the girls, gays, and theys of the late 90s and early 2000s.

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Aquamarine: Season One Finalé

2006’s “Aquamarine.” Where do we begin? While on the surface a simple movie about two best friends and a mermaid, this one is an inspiration. A vision. A fount of creative energy. Starring faves the legendary JoJo and our king Jake McDorman, we saved this one for last for a reason.

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Josie and The Pussycats ft. Name 3 Songs

2001’s “Josie and the Pussycats” suffered from a classic case of misaligned marketing— and while this movie was certainly NOT made for kids, the impact that it made on the generation of girls, gays, and theys that DID find this movie is immeasurable.
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Bratz vs. The Clique

2008’s “The Clique” and 2007’s "Bratz” SHOULD have been huge hits, considering that they were products of some of the most popular intellectual properties of our youth.
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The Lizzie McGuire Movie ft. YouthCulture2000

Who didn’t want to see their favorite everywoman swept into a highly-fantastical scenario involving Italian pop stars, couture, AND being the center of attention… and all at age 14?
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Cow Belles vs. Material Girls

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2006 was clearly a time full of growing pains for women in pop culture, as told by two ENTIRELY SEPARATE tween-targeted movies centering around the rich and spoiled sisters getting their comeuppance.
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The Team

Hannah Leach

Host & Producer
A graduate of NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing in 2017, Hannah is an audio producer, musician, educator, and writer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the older sister (and a leo).

Audrey Leach

Host
A graduate of NYU Tisch Film & TV in 2019, Audrey is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in NYC. She is the younger sister (and a cancer).

Sean Rule-Hoffman

Audio Engineer
Sean hails from Orange Village, Ohio. He earned a degree in Music Technology with a minor in Electronic Media and Film from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.