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28th Jul '16 9:09:16 PM PaulA
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** Creator/JudyBlume's novels for teenagers in the 1970s were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (''Literature/IggiesHouse''), menstruation (''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''), divorce (''It's Not the End of the World'', ''Literature/JustAsLongAsWereTogether''), bullying (''Literature/{{Blubber}}''), masturbation (''Deenie''; ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'') and teen sex (''Forever''), and as such have been the source of controversy over the appropriateness of such topics for her middle school audience. They have been banned often.

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** Creator/JudyBlume's novels for teenagers in the 1970s were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (''Literature/IggiesHouse''), menstruation (''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''), divorce (''It's Not the End of the World'', ''Literature/JustAsLongAsWereTogether''), bullying (''Literature/{{Blubber}}''), masturbation (''Deenie''; ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'') ''Literature/ThenAgainMaybeIWont'') and teen sex (''Forever''), and as such have been the source of controversy over the appropriateness of such topics for her middle school audience. They have been banned often.
28th Jul '16 8:11:57 PM PaulA
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* All books which are in the category of "juvenile literature" in the United States until the 1970s, with a few (very controversial) exceptions such as ''TheCatcherInTheRye''.
** JudyBlume's novels for teenagers in the 1970s were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (''Iggie's House''), menstruation (''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''), divorce (''It's Not the End of the World, Just As Long As We're Together''), bullying (''Literature/{{Blubber}}''), masturbation (''Deenie''; ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'') and teen sex (''Forever''), and as such have been the source of controversy over the appropriateness of such topics for her middle school audience. They have been banned often.

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* All books which are in the category of "juvenile literature" in the United States until the 1970s, with a few (very controversial) exceptions such as ''TheCatcherInTheRye''.
''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye''.
** JudyBlume's Creator/JudyBlume's novels for teenagers in the 1970s were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (''Iggie's House''), (''Literature/IggiesHouse''), menstruation (''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''), divorce (''It's Not the End of the World, Just As Long As We're Together''), World'', ''Literature/JustAsLongAsWereTogether''), bullying (''Literature/{{Blubber}}''), masturbation (''Deenie''; ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'') and teen sex (''Forever''), and as such have been the source of controversy over the appropriateness of such topics for her middle school audience. They have been banned often.
21st Mar '16 4:29:26 PM nombretomado
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* Mostly averted on ''FreaksAndGeeks'', barring some occasional DawsonCasting and slightly less swearing than normal.

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* Mostly averted on ''FreaksAndGeeks'', ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'', barring some occasional DawsonCasting and slightly less swearing than normal.



* While ''BoyMeetsWorld'' followed about half of the rules of the family-friendly model of a TVTeen, it came up with a few creative ways to {{Lampshade}} and justify them in-universe. Most of the plots revolving around teens' emotional impulsiveness/stupid decisions went to the character of Shawn, who was noted in the show to have delinquent tendencies and an impressively terrible home life with tangible effects, and the other characters were mostly exempt from these issues. Also, while Cory and Topanga didn't have sex until they got married, their relationship was also remarked upon by the characters themselves as being ''highly'' atypical (they first started crushing on each other around the age of six, and dated steadily since age 13).

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* While ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' followed about half of the rules of the family-friendly model of a TVTeen, it came up with a few creative ways to {{Lampshade}} and justify them in-universe. Most of the plots revolving around teens' emotional impulsiveness/stupid decisions went to the character of Shawn, who was noted in the show to have delinquent tendencies and an impressively terrible home life with tangible effects, and the other characters were mostly exempt from these issues. Also, while Cory and Topanga didn't have sex until they got married, their relationship was also remarked upon by the characters themselves as being ''highly'' atypical (they first started crushing on each other around the age of six, and dated steadily since age 13).
18th Mar '16 8:52:23 PM Hossmeister
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4th Jan '16 9:34:18 AM atmostheaddict
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* [[WebVideo/TheAsylum The Asylum]] is an inverted version of this, with them, nevertheless being dark and brooding, being sophisticated, yet spout foul language and dark comedy.

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* [[WebVideo/TheAsylum [[WebVideo/TheAsylumPictures The Asylum]] is an inverted version of this, with them, nevertheless being dark and brooding, being sophisticated, yet spout foul language and dark comedy.
4th Jan '16 9:33:07 AM atmostheaddict
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* [[WebVideo/TheAsylum The Asylum]] is an inverted version of this, with them, nevertheless being dark and brooding, being sophisticated, yet spout foul language and dark comedy.
3rd Oct '15 1:02:12 AM WillBGood
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* [[TotallyRadical Rebellious, with black ripped T-shirts (with skulls on them) and jeans with holes in the knees, dyed hair, braces, and a love for]] [[ThePowerOfRock rock music]].

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* Rebellious, with [[TotallyRadical Rebellious, with black ripped T-shirts (with skulls on them) them)]] and jeans with holes in the knees, dyed hair, braces, and a love for]] for [[ThePowerOfRock rock music]].
26th Jul '15 6:42:11 PM nombretomado
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* The British TV show ''{{Skins}}'' is a conscious decision to avert most of these (except the skin tone one). The characters do swear, have sex, do drugs, etc.
* 2009 Series ''{{Misfits}}'' follows in the footsteps of ''{{Skins}}'', and despite being a sci-fi drama concerning young offenders with superpowers, ''somehow'' manages to portray aspects of teen life even more realistically than its predecessor. The characters indulge in all the usual crimes of hedonistic youth, and suffer all the non-glamorous consequences. Also, amazingly, they ''don't'' all look like models!

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* The British TV show ''{{Skins}}'' ''Series/{{Skins}}'' is a conscious decision to avert most of these (except the skin tone one). The characters do swear, have sex, do drugs, etc.
* 2009 Series ''{{Misfits}}'' ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' follows in the footsteps of ''{{Skins}}'', ''Series/{{Skins}}'', and despite being a sci-fi drama concerning young offenders with superpowers, ''somehow'' manages to portray aspects of teen life even more realistically than its predecessor. The characters indulge in all the usual crimes of hedonistic youth, and suffer all the non-glamorous consequences. Also, amazingly, they ''don't'' all look like models!
4th Jun '15 9:41:21 PM FordPrefect
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* A similar ''[[TotallyRadical inability to talk like actual teenagers, at least ones from this decade]].''

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* A similar ''[[TotallyRadical inability to talk like actual teenagers, teenagers]], [[TwoDecadesBehind at least ones from this decade]].''
4th Jun '15 9:39:42 PM FordPrefect
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** In movies at least, this tends to be taken to the other extreme. For example, in ''Superbad'', just about every other word Jonah Hill's character says is [[ClusterFBomb fuck]]. While real teenagers do swear, few do it to even a fifth of that extent.

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** In movies at least, this tends to be taken to the other extreme. For example, in ''Superbad'', just about every other word Jonah Hill's character says is [[ClusterFBomb fuck]]."fuck"]]. While real teenagers do swear, few do it to even a fifth of that extent.
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