Me and Raul spent like $1200 to get lit off Twisted Teas at T-Swift, and that didn’t even include the ticket cost. When she said “ooh, look what u made me do” I knew she was talking directly to us. #rich#coeds#tswift#floorseats#vip#twistedtea
TLDR: “The Rushing 20’s”
#otd in #lalife and #lahistory back in 1964, the San Fernando Valley State College welcomed new students to campus. The sorority from the image opened their social season with a “Roaring 20s” themed costume party. These young women in the image were all residents of suburban L.A. who came from Glendale, Santa Monica, and the Valley. The undergraduate experience they would have of 1964-1969 likely differed dramatically from what was happening with free speech and student protest at SF State, Berkeley, and Columbia. Dissident students turned away from the Greek life both because they did not go to school looking to network with future business luminaries and their wives and because the fraternities and sororities policed the behavior of members. You could get thrown out for attending a rally or growing out your hair or ceasing to dress up to code. That brings me to thoughts on a theme: nostalgia for the 20s. 20s revivalism always struck me as a fantasy of life prior to the deprivations of the 30s. But it is also a fantasy which eliminates all that transpired since, including the New Deal state, Rosie the Riveter in the workplace, Rosa Parks on that bus, etc. This kind of student organizing is where colleges and universities have done the most to politicize students into conservatism (sorry Young Republicans, but y’all got nothing on this).
Look...what do you all have against Valerie, anyway? Is it because she drinks too much milk, Fiends? We don’t know either...and neither does the pizza guy...because he’s dead! On this day in 1982, Amy Holden Jones and Rita Mae Brown deliver a fairly-feminist retooling of the slasher film...but in Corman’s clothing (or lack thereof as the case may be...is...whatever). This one delivers far deeper characterizations of our female protagonists, and despite first looks (cover your eyes, kids) there IS something deeper afoot than a mere “by-the-books” slice and dice slasher with soft-core leanings; it’s as if there is some inherent conflict between the subversive intent and the execution of the material—something Holden Jones’ commentary often makes clear. Corman clearly knew what he wanted (remember those rapey Humanoids prancing on the beaches and docks, anyone?) and most writers or directors working under him knew those expectations well. The reality of what might or might not hit the cutting room floor had to be an additional pressure here...and thus, the original vision may suffer. Though, one can argue, it yields a uniquely paradoxical film...and one as rich with dark humor as it is with gore and skin, for that matter. Another bonus here is that at under 80 minutes, this one is lean on wasting time and gets to the good stuff...immediately, actually. So even if your mom is on your case over your grades and you’re not sure if you can make it, we’ll be waiting for you at the slumber party, Fiends. Clothes are optional...but don’t forget to tip the pizza dude...or we’ll just die. 💀🔪🔩🛌🛏🍕🎉💁♀️💁♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏻♀️💀
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