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10 Things I Hate About You Turns 20 Tomorrow; Vox Explores Why It Still Feels Fresh

What makes the movie work 20 years later?

* Julia Stiles' Kat and how she asserts her "right to be a bitch in a world that was prepared to demonize her no matter what."

* the movie treats Kat as being correct in her anger. Patrick respects her rage. Kat even confronts her own internalized misogyny in her disdain for her "girly-girl little sister".

* the movie is also not above dragging Kat a little bit. Her black English teacher Mr. Morgan dismisses some of her "rich white girl problems".

* goes in depth discussing Julia Stiles' "fully realized teenage girl" and Heath Ledger's charismatic Patrick.

* also mentions the soundtrack and of course the "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" scene

* briefly touches on the movie's handling of consent

* ends with a discussion of their favorite quotes ("That must be Nigel with the brie!" is a personal fave.)

ONTD, do you still love this movie? Do you still have the soundtrack lying around somewhere like me? What's your favorite quote?

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Tags: 1990s, feminism / social issues, heath ledger, nostalgia

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