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 and gays of the late 90s and early 2000s.

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The Parent Trap

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The Parent Trap

Thoroughly convincing an entire generation that Lindsay Lohan had a twin, 1998’s “The Parent Trap” is a little different than our usual fare: with camp-based hijinks, a solid A on the Bechdel Test, and just a sprinkle of comp het, this movie won the hearts of millions. Does it hold up today?

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Juno

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In a Sleepover Cinema first, 2007’s “Juno” is an indie critical darling documenting the unplanned pregnancy of a precocious sixteen year old.
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Pt. 2: Legally Blonde ft. Mom!

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Was mom awareness of the feminism inherent in the blonde bimbo trope explored in 2001’s “Legally Blonde?”
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Pt. 1: Legally Blonde ft. Mom!

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2001’s “Legally Blonde" was first shown to us by our mom one fateful evening in approximately 2004.
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13 Going on 30

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With a sad adult Mark Ruffalo and seemingly the biggest soundtrack budget in film history, there’s much to discuss, and that, we do.
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