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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Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

2004’s “Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement” is one of the most polarizing sequels in the tween movie canon— featuring baby Chris Pine, painful jokes about a wooden leg, and an only-somewhat justifiable autotuned duet between Dame Julie Andrews and Raven Symoné, there’s a lot to talk about. Does this movie measure up to the rules of a good sequel?

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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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