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What Things From Classic Teen Movies Would Be Absolutely Unacceptable In 2019?

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss your fave movies becoming problematic."

Look, I just want to start by saying that I love teen movies as much as the next person. Truly, they are my JAM. But with that being said, I re-watched a few recently and some things just didn't sit right with me.

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Like, how in John Tucker Must Die, John dismisses his bad behavior, aka lying about sexploits that never happened, by claiming it's "just locker room talk."

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Or how in She's All That, a girl makes a sexist comment, telling Lainey she "runs like a girl."

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Luckily, Laney has a smart comeback, but still!

So, we want to know, have you noticed something in a classic teen movie that struck you as problematic? Maybe it's the unacceptable and offensive language, like in Mean Girls...

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...or, maybe it's how the RARE times there are diverse characters, they're portrayed as a stereotype, like Long Duk Dong in Sixteen Candles.

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It could even be an overall theme, like the slut-shaming in Easy A or the bullying in The Princess Diaries.

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Whatever it is, we want to know! What problematic things have you noticed in teen movies? Tell us in the DropBox below and you may just be included in a BuzzFeed Community post or video!