From Britney Spears to Tamagotchi, Could You Notice These Details From Early 2000s Culture, Fads, and Styles in Netflix’s ‘Senior Year’

From Britney Spears to Tamagotchi, Could You Notice These Details From Early 2000s Culture, Fads, and Styles in Netflix’s ‘Senior Year’

There is no doubt that each and every one of us heard or said the phrase “only the 90s kids will know it”. Well, even though sometimes it is an overstatement to put things into this bracket, this new Netflix movie is definitely something that deserves to be in that set of things. Rebel Wilson’s Senior Year is filled up to the brim with references to the nostalgic music, styles, and accessories that date back to the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Well, there is a high chance that many of you missed out on these references. And that is why we are here to help you. Here are all the things that you may have missed while watching Netflix’s Senior Year. Warning: You have to be accepting of that era’s things. Because if you are not, then you are definitely not cool at all.

The abundance of pop culture references in Senior Year

The primary plot of the Netflix original is that Rebel Wilson‘s character wakes up from a 20-year-long coma. And even though it has been so long, she still thinks of herself as a girl who is in high school and wants to win the title of prom queen. Thus, the first thing she does after waking up is finish what she started 20 years ago. Thus, she returns to her high school with a lot of confidence, and even more of the pop culture of her school days.

The first thing that we notice about Senior Year‘s Stephanie is that the walls of her room are all covered with cutouts from the magazines and posters of her favorite music stars and pop culture favorites. It is basically Pinterest before Pinterest even existed. Some of the most recognizable and famous people on these posters include Britney Spears and NSYNC. We also see posters of some of the famous teen movies of the time ‘Clueless’ and ‘The Craft’.

There are also many verbal references to the era. One of which is when Stephanie uses an Ally McBeal reference to compliment Martha. There are also some subtle TLV burns that might just slip off, even if you looked away for a second.

The music in the movie is nothing but the earworms from back then

Considering that the movie is set around Stephanie, who was a cheerleader back in her school days, music was and still is a big part of her life. And we get a taste of all her favorite tracks in the movie as well. The cheer routine that she follows alone is enough to provide a rush of serotonin to anyone who grew up in the late 90s.

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The music includes tracks from Christina Aguilera’s ‘Come On Over’, Nelly’s ‘Hot In Here’, and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘A Moment Like This’. Stephanie also pays tribute to 2 of the biggest stars of her time, when she dances to their songs in pivotal moments of the movie. First, when she dances to Celine Dion’s ‘I’m Your Lady”, and second when she dances to Britney Spears ‘You drive Me Crazy’.

The fashion and lingo on Stephanie’s days in Senior Year

No matter what time you live in, confidence is always the key. That is exactly what we see in the Netflix Original when Stephanie adjusts to all the changes of the era but refuses to give up on her style and dressing sense. She wears all the things that she used to wear, with the same energy and confidence. She wears wide-legged jeans, chunky heels, layered pastel shirts, and much more. We even see a lot of relics from the era, as the first half of the movie is set in the late 2000s, including puca shell necklaces, butterfly clips, and Jansport bookbags.

Even the words and phrases that come out of Stephanie’s mouth are more or less a blast from the past. Phrases like crib, bomb diggity, and shiznit are not something that an average high school kid will use these days. We even see Stephanie mention Tamagotchi toys when she is asking her father to buy her a phone.

Did you catch anymore 90’s references in Rebel Wilson‘s Senior Year in the comments below.

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