High school movies are a cultural touchstone for so many of us.
Whether you grew up with Grease, The Breakfast Club, or Mean Girls, you've seen more than your fair share of movies that take place within the hallowed halls of some school or another.
And yet, there are so many things these movies get wrong.
A lot of them can be attributed to “movie magic” — after all, they’re trying to make a good movie, not necessarily one that is 100 percent reflective of the real high school experience.
Still, there really are some glaring errors when it comes to high school movies. Here are some of them:
First of all, high schoolers are not adults.
And yet, they’re always played by adults in the movies.
Have you seen a high schooler lately? They look like they were just in middle school a few years ago. Because they were.
Also, movie high schoolers never have acne.
They always have beautifully smooth skin and are very attractive.
Heck, they’re even good-looking before the big take-off-your-glasses-and-now-you’re-beautiful reveal that happens in so many movies.
The class sizes aren't even close.
In the movies, a shot of a classroom might show 15 students.
In real life, those classrooms are packed with 30+ students.
And at least in my school, people never broke out in song.
Your mileage may vary, though. Maybe the kids are all singing these days.
And speaking of musical performances…