One of my most vivid memories in high school is seeing the film, 10 Things I Hate About You. This was coming fresh off my Shakespeare obsession in junior high when the Romeo + Juliet film that still inspires my life was released. Complete with a stellar late 90s cast and set in Seattle (strangely enough where it’s never raining), this was already guaranteed to be a teenage classic. It’s one of the most hilarious films of the late 90s with many of my faves.
(future update: We covered this film on the Fashion Grunge Podcast in 2020)
As an updated version based on “The Taming of the Shrew” with Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt lead to heartthrob status back then. I personally loved Kat, played by Stiles who was a shrewd, sarcastic girl who drove a classic car and had a penchant for “angry girl music of the indie rock persuasion”. Check out the trailer below for a peak into one of my old high school faves.
We miss you Heath Ledger.