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Reel Talk: Lessons from the '80s

by Camille Juco and Zoe Laurente
You’re only as strong as your shoulder pads.


Heathers (1988)


Working Girl (1988)



Bigger isn’t always better.


When Harry Met Sally… (1989)


Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)



‘80s music was the bomb while ‘80s fashion bombed.


The Breakfast Club (1985)



You always remember your first...

Say Anything (1989)



Sixteen Candles (1984)




Girls are overly sexualized in male coming of age films.


Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Weird Science (1985)



Dance through all your emotions.

Footloose (1984)



Flashdance (1983)



Seriously, just dance.


Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)


Dirty Dancing (1987)



Still dancing.


Beetlejuice (1988)


Risky Business (1983)


The Movie List:

Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Heathers, Risky Business, Working Girl, Scarface, Footloose, The Breakfast Club, Flashdance, Desperately Seeking Susan, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Annie, Sixteen Candles, The Princess Bride, The Neverending Story, Say Anything, Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally…, Beetlejuice, Blade Runner