Feminism..At Fast Times

Fast Times at Ridgemont High is one of my all time favorite flicks, because the characters are incredibly relatable, and Amy Heckerling did a FANTASTIC job at being “pro” feminist without making me feel like I was being lectured.

My favorite line is:

“What does it matter? He’s a stereo salesman. What’d you wanna do, marry him? Have kids with him?”

I was once told I am a lot like Linda,and while we definitely have similar personality traits, I can also relate to the naiveness of Stacy especially in High School.

Linda likes dating older men, and in the end of the flick ends up with her Shrink professor. I also enjoy dating older men, because I feel like I am so wise for my age, and men my own age can never ever say what they want. I am more confrontational, and just tell you what I feel. No bullshit. No games. She also complained about how guys her age sucked in bed, and they do. They only understand how to fuck, they don’t understand how to have sex.

Linda also told Stacy to just ask the guy out, because they love that kind of stuff, and they do, especially if a guy is unsure of whether, or you are into him. Linda was really comfortable with her sexuality, and never put another female down, which was very mature for a high school student. Unfortunately, she had a knack for shitty men. Her “fiance” fails to show up at her graduation, and then eventually dumps her. ¬†When you care about someone you don’t do stuff like that.


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