The juvenilization of the American movies is best revealed in the development of the 1950s "teenpic," a picture targeted at teenagers even to the exclusion of their elders. In a wry and readable style, Doherty defines and interprets the various teenpic film types: rock 'n' roll pictures, j.d. films, horror and sci-fi weirdies, and clean teenpics. Individual films are examined both in light of their impact on the motion picture industry and in terms of their important role in validating the emerging teenage subculture. Also included in this edition is an expanded treatment of teenpics since the 1950s, especially the teenpics produced during the age of AIDS.
Flogging is a teenage subculture that has emerged in Argentina in the last two years, centered around photoblogging. They dress a lot like their American, food court-wandering counterparts Think M.I.A. and Santogold, but with a more emo taste in music: tight, candy-colored pants, hoodies, big sunglasses, asymmetrical haircuts, and various bruises.