Pen15 captures the awkwardness and pain of adolescence

To watch the US comedy series, which stars 33-year-old Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine as 13-year-old middle-schoolers, is to be confronted with your own cringeworthy teen years.  

High-school dramas are inevitably nostalgic for anyone who has made it out the other side of the universal trauma that is being a teenager. Some, such as Clueless (1995) are so enriched with the tropes of their time (tartan; knee-high socks; ginormous mobile phones), that to watch them is to sink deeply into a culture of the past, even if it is one so aesthetically far-fetched you’re unsure you ever experienced it the first time around. Others, such as Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade...
source: New Statesman

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