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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Twilight ft. Megan and Liz

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Close your eyes and imagine: it’s November 2009. You’re standing in a suburban movie theatre with “Team Edward” emblazoned across your chest. You were recently acknowledged by both Oprah AND Taylor Swift on national television. Life is good. The life you’re imagining is that of Megan & Liz, early-YouTube sensations turned indie musicians, who join us this week to unpack their favorite franchise, Twilight.

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