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Teenage: Now Showing in the UK
We’re excited to celebrate the UK release of Teenage this weekend by digging up some of our favorite posts about the youth of the region.
UK Teen Crew
To mark the official UK cinema release of Teenage on January 24, we asked some of our UK based collaborators, including Soda Pictures (our UK distributors), Margaret London (the PR team), and the Yorkshire Film Archive (who contributed footage for the film) to share photos of themselves as teens.
Jon Savage and Your Teen Photos in the Guardian
Jon Savage, author of Teenage, the book that inspired the film, has written an op-ed in the Guardian to decry the ways UK austerity measures have left young people behind.
California Fever was an early teen drama, first aired by CBS in 1979 and lasting only 10 episodes before cancellation.
Gotta Coppa Poppa: Sub-Deb Clubs in the 1940s
In 1945, a new social group for teenage girls, the “Sub-Deb Club,” exploded in popularity, especially in the midwest.
An American Summer Camp in France
In 1925, educator Donald MacJannet opened an American-style summer camp for French and American students on the shores of Lake Annecy in southeastern France, near the Swiss border.
The First Ever Teen Drama
Beverly Hills, 90210, Degrassi High, My So-Called Life, and Dawson’s Creek were all shows from the 1990s that pioneered the now ubiquitous teen drama, but nothing came before Never Too Young, the 1965 TV show that was the first to target a teen audience.
Youth Film Distribution Center, 1971
New York’s Youth Film Distribution Center was founded in 1969 as a platform to exclusively showcase 16mm sound films by young filmmakers aged 14 to 20.
Tomorrow’s Defenders of Liberty
The Victory Corps was an educational program for teenagers that ran from 1942-44, training high schoolers to become “tomorrow’s defenders of liberty.”