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+ ‘Perverting the Youth of America’: The Oral History of Teen Classic ‘Jawbreaker’.

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  1. I live in an adjacent county to the one reported in that “Mothers in Family Detention” article. It’s really not surprising to hear these travesties given that the county is also drug-addled and corrupt. I really hope the state or the federal government gets involved. If anyone else lives in the area, it might help to write Tom Wolf and let him know how you feel. I’ll be doing that next.

  2. I might need to rewatch Jawbreaker.

    But sadly Rose McGowan while I like your performance it is totally unnecessary for you to use slurs like the one you used in that article, ESPECIALLY when you recognise that they’re slurs and shouldn’t be used. It’s not “edgy” or “fun” acknowledge that and then still be like “lol I’ll use it anyway”.

    • I was JUST about to leave this very comment. I was digging the interview until that point and then I was like, you know what nvmd.

      Especially saying “ugh I know I shouldn’t say it but I’m so annoyed I can’t say that word because it’s such a great word!” like, geez try to be more awful.

      • Aw man, I put brackets around “you’re part of the problem, Rose” as a way to convey that it was like, something I was whispering in her ear, but I should have realized it would come across like a really crappy HTML tag and strip it out of my comment.

  3. “her massacre running.”

    I know the writer meant mascara, but in my morbid imagination there’s a projected video clip of card board cut out and mannequins Courtneys being hit by bus that just keeps playing not stop like some sort of torturous fictional AV therapy.
    And poor Courtney she thinks she’s flying.

    That’s like 4 cult classics coming together in my mind, all because of typo.

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