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53 Reasons To Celebrate The First Ever "Girlie Pop Culture" Festival

Forever Fest is an entire weekend to enjoy girlie escapism in movies, books, and television. It made its debut in Austin, Texas last weekend, and it was perfect.

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7. The movie was preceded by a string of classic '90s music videos that I hadn't thought about in 15 years, like Dishwalla's "Counting Blue Cars."

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20. The video show featured animals on trampolines, dogs greeting soldiers, important cats, giggling babies, baby goats, sloths, sleepy puppies, and so much more...

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21. But the dog who waits patiently for his best friend to jump in a puddle was the crowd's favorite.

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25. The hilarious ladies of Go Fug Yourself related their stories of hanging out with Joan Rivers, and talked about the research they're doing for their upcoming adult novel, the fictionalized story of Kate Middleton.

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32. There were free '80s style blowouts available in the lobby.

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You could choose between the Pretty In Pink (beach waves), the Dirty Dancing (feminine curls), Clueless (straight and smooth), or Sixteen Candles (a perfect pony).

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34. Two of the cast-members were there to celebrate with us: Liane Alexandra Curtis, who played Molly's BFF Randy is on the left, and Deborah Pollack, who played Marlene (aka "sexy girlfriend") is on the right looking exactly the same.

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36. During the Q&A, Gedde Watanabe (Long Duk Dong) and Blanche Baker both "surprised" Pollack with phone calls. Most of the cast is still friends, but no one really knows what happened to Jake Ryan.

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50. He said so many interesting things after each simple question that time ran out too quickly. "The problem with being a writer," he explained, "is that you spend so much time alone that when you're in public you can't shutup."

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51. When asked about the differences between reading and watching a film, Zusak remarked that "when you read a book, you go through all that alone. Then you come to a theater and you feel it together."