But God bless Zelda Rubinstein, right guys?
Which brings me to the real reason behind this post: the great cinematic achievement that is Teen Witch.
I remember seeing Teen Witch on HBO a lot when I was little, and kind of like The Babysitters Club TV show, it was the type of thing that was always on and I never actually sought out to watch, yet I was somehow fascinated regardless. Maybe I liked it because it was about a nerdy teen who won over her classmates with magic instead of actually being cool. You know, kind of like Carrie, but without murder.
The star of Teen Witch is Robyn Lively, who is kind of like the poor man's Jenny Lewis.
Did you notice how her loser best friend is the poor man's Sara Gilbert? And, if you noticed, that scene has an oddly placed rap song. Well, remember 1989? White people rapped back then - even homely, Jewish Darlene Connor:
OMG, you guys, couldn't you totally see those guys together? Also, those dudes are so Blue States Lose! It's nice to finally discover where today's hipsters get their fashion cues.
Like any great teen movie from the '80s, there's an awesome prom sequence. Cue the taffeta!
On second thought, Robyn Lively is a poor man's Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn:
Zelda Rubinstein, who played Tangina Barrons (which regrettably does not sound like "Vagina Barrons") in the Poltergeist films, plays the teen witch's mentor, naturally. Sadly, the online community has not embraced Ms. Rubinstein with the same passion. Someone get that lady a YouTube channel!
Oh, Zelda. You can deliver me from the astral plane anytime.
Bonus Video!!! A Teen Witch fan vid!