A Timeline of Film’s Favorite High School Nerds19
For those who have trouble fitting in, high school can be traumatizing. Only a rare few can successfully juggle the stress of school work with an ever-changing body, bullies, and girls who are more impressed with muscles than a vast knowledge of superheroes. So what’s a high schooler to do? Well, many turn to movies for support. Flip on a high school film from the last 30 years and you’re likely to find an anti-hero much like yourself, struggling to get by in a world full of John Benders and Chet Donnelleys. Our own show “MacAwesome” follows Josh, a nerdy kid trying to survive his first public high school experience.
In the vein of the nerdy protagonists in films like Weird Science and Sixteen Candles, Josh is struggling to score his dream girl (and she certainly is one hell of a dream girl – see the video below) but he is (unsurprisingly to us) finding that mission quite challenging. Which brings us to our point: the geeks in Hollywood movies can’t save you from real life, but they do make real life seem a little less intimidating. In honor of geeks everywhere, below is a visual timeline of film’s favorite high school nerds, from “The Rat” to “McLovin”. So sit back, and relax: no one will call you “Four eyes” here. You’re amongst peers.
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