Perhaps it was that back in the 80s we weren’t as desensitized to personal experiences and information overload . Today you can head over to YouTube and watch hundreds of videos about some content creators personal heartbreak, love advice or plain opinion on the subject . Is that the reason movies today don’t have the same raw edge the 80s teen movies displayed? We just have too much unfiltered substance available ?
Whatever the reason one can’t argue that these movies left their mark. Maybe it was a right of passage. Our coming of age. Or the celebration of freaks geeks cliques and chics. However you justify it the 80s teen movies are here to stay!