The teenage experience is
as simple or as complicated
as you want to make it,
The media overplays it to an astoundingly
aesthetic degree, as if we, young adults with
zit-littered faces and limbs that just seem
too long for our bodies
Are worth peeling back with a set of iron sharp
teeth disguised in a forth-coming smile.
On the small screen, no one is safe from
the dazzle of the IT girl and the IT boy,
and the result of the sum? Netflix's most
highly paid actors for the year.
Yes, they are beautiful, but so
are we, in our tangled up, awkward,
often overly-melodramatic fantasies.
Focus on us, please.
Okay, so...I watched some of Euphoria over summer break. And I have to say that I didn't like it. The main character (I forget her name, sorry, Zendaya.) is going through multiple different life struggles all at once, and the show chooses to portray in a way that while absolutely stunning to look at, doesn't capture what it means to be a teenager.
I guess this was my way of processing those feelings. I hope you enjoyed this despite the tangent I just went on.