Having recently become a MAJOR blog addict (I'm serious I get lost in them for hours, it really can't be healthy!) I've been trying to control the habit by only allowing my self to check three to four blogs a day. One I frequent quite often is the much hyped about Discotheque Confusion written by Stevie Macenzie Smith. A self-confessed American culture enthusiast this girls 'likes' predominately include 'Jane Birkin, eBay, cheeseplants, empty sundays, the 90s, homemade soups, tartan scarves, suede, the 60s and 70s, french pop music, chloe sevigny, and corduroy'. She's sarcastic, witty and poignant in her opinions of everything across the board from film to fashion and education. I love that her blogs genuinely seems to be a sounding ground for her thoughts/ discoveries of the day and rarely comes across as contrived.
Anyway I digress, please do check out the blog if you haven't already. So I am just about to shut off as I have dinner plans with friends this evening but had to have a quick hit and DC was my choice blog. How chuffed was i to see that Stevie had just posted a couple of hours previously and shared her discovery of Matt Wolf's up coming film 'Teenage'. The film which isn't out annoyingly till 2012 is
based on a groundbreaking book by the punk author Jon Savage- Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture 1875-1945, and takes an unconventional approach to the subject of youths and youth culture from the early 20th Century.
Strangely enough I've been reflecting on my teenage years a lot recently, perhaps its the fear of turning 28 which I don't at all feel, whilst ironically knowing that it is because of that breath of time that I've become the head strong person I am today. With teenagers now paving the way in the spheres of film, music, fashion and blogging, I'm really interested to see how the film will depict the current relationship between adults and youths and how these have changed over the last century.
Oh and apparently there's an amazing website that accompanies the movie. I'm off to check it out.