10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
so okay it always bothered me that the writers/production designers/set dressers/whoever couldn’t actually decide what kat’s taste in music in this movie was meant to be
like the earliest original script draft out is dated to 1997 but puts kat and mandella in the riot grrrl scene, which is ostensibly the whole point of originally setting the film in the pacific northwest, and the letters to cleo band are a pretty obvious riot grrrl parody from olympia called “gigglepuss”
and then I guess by the time it gets into production most of the riot grrrl references are kinda dated and are mostly replaced with “angry girl music of the indie rock persuasion” whatever that means in 1999, but then the ones they keep don’t really make sense? letters to cleo don’t sound like bikini kill? you don’t say?
and then kat’s posters are mostly like boston-area bands which doesn’t make any sense since kat is still in WA, plus like a lot of bad post-grunge and then they positioned two seven year bitch posters and a juliana hatfield poster in-shot and called it a day? why is there an all saints poster? 1997-99 was the golden age of lilith fair like this should have been so easy but they got lazy with it
Jessica Lange by Steven Klein for W Magazine, September 2014
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