From Cher Horowitz, this paradigm was carried through to the early '00s with everyone's favorite clever, pink clad heronie, Elle Woods.The pop culture-obsessed, fashion-crazy girl hiding a natural aptitude for learning and kindness was a steadfast in the '90s.This character has almost always existed, but in the '90s was a true favorite.
You don't need to look much further than Molly Ringwald in the '80s, who was often the girl next door surrounded by a cast of specially nuanced personality stereotypes. They're not exactly reflective of how people really are.
In reality, we're all dimensional characters with different personality elements all rolled into one.
Like the ditz, the misunderstood outsider reminded us that you can't always judge a book by its cover. In the '90s, if there was a jock, he MUST make a ridiculous bet. Think Andrew Keegan in 10 Things or Freddie Prinze Jr. The geeky girl who would take her glasses off to reveal a real beauty, like in She's All That, gave all nerd girls the toxic idea that beauty was more important than any other valuable skills or personality traits.
She had us all hoping one day our own Cinderella would be revealed, and I hope to never see this stereotype emerge as a favorite again!
Raising a child while still in your teens is even harder.
Raising a child, starting your career, finding yourself and getting an education are some of the hardest things most people will ever achieve in their lifetime.The worst thing the '90s gave us was the idea of the friendzone. In the '90s, "nice" guys with close female friends got the idea if they just hung around, and didn't take no for an answer, maybe slut-shamed their crush a little bit, and just kept generally being there, they'd get what they wanted. Why were cheerleaders and prom queens so mean in the '90s? They almost always ended up with nerdy but super nice guys who really appreciated them. Meanness has always been associated with cheerleading and prom queens (popular, pretty girls), but in the '90s, cheerleaders and prom queens were really mean. Many find themselves with ultimatum, have an abortion or move out.There is also the common stereotype that teenage parents are missing out on the best years of their lives.From horror like The Faculty to the romances like Ten Things I Hate About You and party films like Can't Hardly Wait and American Pie, the '90s (especially the late '90s) weren't lacking for teen sex, outsider goths, and mean jocks.Every generation of teen films has their own special stereotypes.We have a lot of stereotypes we associate with the '90s, but none are so universal as '90s high school personality stereotypes.You can thank the huge popularity of teen films in the '90s for that.Her parenting skills are doubted, even if she follows the most popular of the parenting experts.Relationships are also strained in almost all areas of a teenage parents life.