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Teen series are getting darker
Overdoses, suicides, nudity... New teenage series deal with heavy and dark themes but are nonetheless increasingly fascinating. Let's take a look back at some of these new series, which might be representative of the coming generation.
HBO's new "teenage" series, with Zendaya (alias Rue Benett) in the lead role, is aimed at an informed audience. Drugs, alcohol, sexual violence... The series dares everything and installs a certain unease that is not unlike the discomfort, to say the least, of Rue Bennett, heroine of the program. Rue is a teenager of the post-9/11 generation who falls into drugs during her father's illness. A dark, sometimes (rarely) funny and very poetic series, available on OCS.
This Spanish series, available on Netflix, evokes the encounter of two worlds: the working/popular classes and the wealthy. The successful program covers many topics that can be very difficult for teenagers to deal with: racism, religion, homosexuality and even illness. The first episode of Season 1 immediately sets the tone: we discover that one of the main characters has AIDS.
Baby is an Italian series available on Netflix. The series follows two Italian high school girls, Chiara and Ludovica, that try to escape their toxic and dull lives. To do so, the two teenagers start losing themselves in the night world and even flirt with prostitution. In Baby, and maybe just like in the real world, sometimes teenagers put themselves in danger and are ready to hit rock bottom to emancipate.
Another teen-drama by Netflix has made headlines: Sex Education. In this series, it is the failures, the moments of doubt, the shameful thoughts, the founding sorrows, the self-serving manoeuvres and all these difficult moments teenagers must overcome that are projected on the screen. Adolescence in all its splendor, but which nevertheless remains a period in life as much pivotal as it is difficult.
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Exaggeration of a generation or rather a desire to educate the new one? Let's hope that these new anti-heroes serve above all to raise their fans' awareness of all these issues.
Exaggeration of a generation or rather a desire to educate the new one? Let's hope that these new anti-heroes serve above all to raise their fans' awareness of all these issues...
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