In March I discovered the film Pump Up The Volume, written By Allan Moyle and starring Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis.
The film is based around a reclusive, introverted teenager called Mark who anonymously begins a pirate radio station discussing a wild array of teen angst problems and pretending to beat off on air. As the film progresses, and his radio show grows in popularity amongst his school peers, he begins to reveal many of the flaws and inequalities that are rife within his school, which draws the attention of the corrupt school principle, and also the police.
Pump Up The Volume was one of the most inspiring and motivating films that I have seen in such a long time and it really resonated with me because, instead of just being another film all about teen angst, it was created to empower the teen demographic.
It strove to give teenagers a voice in a time of their lives when it seems that we are powerless.
In addition, it has an incredible soundtrack. Everybody Knows has been on repeat in my car for weeks now, no joke.
Check out the trailer and the soundtrack below, and let me know if you have any film suggestions for me, I would love to check them out.