The guys are watching pro skating videos and Stevie buys a skate magazine. Did all your (male) filmmaker friends support you on this choice? I’ve been addicted to it since watching mid90’s. So, you know, SPOILERS AND STUFF, because we’re going to get into it. Other reviews or features about Mid90s I’ve read have called this interaction “a particularly memorable party scene” or “sexual initiation” (The Chicago Tribune), but no one is going far enough to call it statutory rape, and perhaps that’s because the movie is so vague about these kids’ ages. The music fourth grade uses on his skate video "mid 90's". There are already so many narratives percolating around Mid90s, Jonah Hill’s directorial debut — people (superficially) comparing his film about teen skaters with Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird; people criticizing his constant namedropping of other (male) filmmakers, like the Coen brothers and Martin Scorsese; and people, like Kristy in her on-point review, commenting on the nearly constant use of homophobic language in his script — but nothing really prepared me for a certain scene in the movie, which I saw on Monday at a press screening with a friend. That begins to change one afternoon when he sees a group of older kids with their skateboards, and he loiters around them enough to eventually get folded into their crew, even though he’s never stepped on a board before: even-keeled group leader and best skater Ray (Na-kel Smith, the absolute best part of the film), the bombastic womanizer Fuckshit (Olan Prenatt), the quiet but constantly filming Fourth Grade (Ryder McLaughlin), and the younger Ruben (Gio Galicia), whose first interaction with Stevie is telling him to never thank anyone for anything because to do so would be “gay” and “f——- as fuck.”.

I just saw mid90s (jonah hill's new movie) and there is a flute song that starts playing right after Stevie/sunburn makes out with the girl at the party, that kicks in afterwards, when he sees his friends. Is the movie making some kind of point about how Stevie is just re-enacting what he sees those random men do to his mother? Because that’s what all women are in Mid90s, whether they’re teenagers or adult women — sexual partners, first ways to assert hipness and then figures for disgust (when Ian tells Stevie about hearing “fucking sounds” coming from their mother’s room, Stevie’s response is “Fuck Mom”). No one seems to think that a (presumed) 16-year-old and a 13-year-old hooking up is uncomfortable, or possibly even statutory rape, and because we always play the “What if their genders were switched?” game, well, what if their genders were switched? Because we’ve all seen how well that’s worked out culturally for us until this point. Read the rules and suggestions of this subreddit for tips on how to get the most out of TOMT. Stevie buys the used set-up skateboard from Reuben.

More than once, she says to him, “Don’t be nervous,” and this is when my friend who was with me covered her face and refused to keep watching. Honestly? What is the point of it? Its not listed on the soundtrack or any playlists assembled online. Cruising down the centre of the highway on their skateboards. Everyone, except Ray, takes ADD meds on the bus then goes to a party. You’re such a visionary, Jonah Hill! Stevie tries to skate/jump a gap and falls off the roof, Stevie snoops around Ian's room looking for a good song on his Disk-man. Maybe you could make an argument that Estee just looks old for her age, or Stevie looks young for his age, and who cares, it’s just two teenagers having a good time at a party. The boys get there, they drink, they smoke, Ruben broods while people fawn over Stevie, and then out of nowhere one of the older girls, Estee (Alexa Demie), starts talking to Stevie. Fuckshit says he’s a junior in high school, which leads me to assume that Fuckshit, Ray, and Fourth Grade are all about 16 or 17 years old. Stevie rushes into an AmPm restroom to wash his mouth with soap after smoking cigarettes, the skater teens talk about racial matters, Estee takes Stevie to "check out" Angela's room. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Anyone who can name it is appreciated. Fuckshit embarrasses Ray infront of the pro skaters; Stevie and Ruben fight.

How old are these kids? And later on, when all the area’s skater kids are hanging out together, Fuckshit and Stevie both walk by Estee, ignoring her, not interacting with her, not even acknowledging her presence. Stevie goes behind the skate store, for the first time. So, clearly she is no longer 12, which means that whatever age she is, she is certainly older than Suljic’s 11. There are all these different kinds of intragroup rivalries within the crew: Ray and Fuckshit are close friends but the latter is increasingly mocking of Ray’s dreams to go pro; Fourth Grade is kind of dumb but well-meaning, even when he says things as ridiculous as “Is it cool to be black?” The group is close but also increasingly fractured, and yet Stevie is enthralled by them, enamored with how Fuckshit, who tries to pick a fight with Ian (unaware that he’s Stevie’s brother), isn’t scared by Ian’s faux tough-guy tactics, and willing to do anything they do, whether that’s trying to jump over a gap in a roof on his board or drinking 40s or smoking cigarettes. You can follow her on Twitter. Sucka N***a. But the one scene the movie doesn’t seem to judge negatively in any way is pretty close to being a depiction of statutory rape, and I don’t understand why that gets a fucking pass?

Image sources (in order of posting): @mid90smovie, http://mid90s.movie/, Privacy Policy / Advertise He’s a polite, quiet kid, and he doesn’t really talk much, and it’s unclear what he wants or who he really is. Can you record yourself singing/whistling it on vocaroo? Just watch Skate Kitchen instead. Sure Shot by the Beastie Boys has a prominent flute riff in the beat. This is furthered by how the boys exuberantly congratulate him on the hook-up when Estee and Stevie emerge from the bedroom; when he giddily tells his friends, “She let two of my fingers in her vagina, she was touching my dick, it was crazy!” it’s a moment of young masculine triumph. Roxana Hadadi is a Senior Editor for Pajiba.

Stevie’s sexual experience with her already made him cooler to his friends; she no longer matters. Mid90s focuses on the young skater Stevie (Sunny Suljic, currently 13 years old, 11 years old during filming), who lives with his abusive, rap-listening, Hilfiger-wearing 18-year-old brother Ian (Lucas Hedges), whom he simultaneously idolizes and is terrified of, and his single mother Dabney (Katherine Waterston, underused). Or the name of that video game you had for Game Gear? Stevie enters into the skate shop for the first time. Other reviews or features about Mid90s I’ve read have called this interaction “a particularly memorable party scene” (in GQ) or “sexual initiation” (The Chicago Tribune), but no one is going far enough to call it statutory rape, and perhaps that’s because the movie is so vague about these kids’ ages. Copyright 2020 Tunefind LLC. What if this were a 13-year-old girl hooking up with a 16-year-old young man? Those are all ages when kids do stupid things, and to be fair, the movie does portray Stevie’s and his friends’ choices as increasingly dangerous.

To make Stevie cool. Looking at them together, it is obvious that Estee is older, and given how often she talks about Fuckshit, I am assuming that she is meant to be around his age — so, 16 or 17, vs. Stevie’s 13. So ’90s! Buy a Pajiba T-Shirt at the Pajiba Store. Estee doesn’t do anything of note in the rest of Mid90s, of course; when she returns to her group of female friends, one of them says to her “He’s gonna worship you for the rest of his fucking life,” but then they immediately go back to fawning over Fuckshit. 253,900 songs77,000 artists101,000 episodes, movies and games, The Internet’s best source for music from TV and movies since 2005. I haven’t seen the movie but the song might be on this list.

In real life, remember, Suljic was 11 during filming, and while I can’t track down Demie’s real age online, I did find a November 2017 interview that mentions she began writing music and poetry when she was 12. Near the beginning, Stevie is smoking a cigarette with Reuben. By Roxana Hadadi | Film | October 25, 2018 |. (Located right side on desktop, varies on mobile.

Arguing with a security guard whilst skating on school property.

Stevie hangs out in the shop after he buys Ruben’s old setup. Here’s the thing: Mid90s treats its female characters like crap and pretty much features a scene with borderline statutory rape as a cool thing. I thought it was a beastie boys song but I cant place it. Great film, Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man https://youtu.be/4bjPlBC4h_8, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the tipofmytongue community, Can't remember the name of that movie you saw when you were a kid? After laughter comes tearz, opening song in the trailer. Stevie is clearly drunk and high, sure, but he wanted it, right?

Everyone is at the skate shop, skating/partying. In fact, her largest speech is when she drags Stevie to the skate shop where the boys hang out and she screams at them to leave her son alone; in response, Fuckshit flirtatiously asks for her phone number. Ruben is already jealous of Stevie, see, because he’s the youngest member of the crew, and Stevie is treading on his territory, especially when Ray takes a quick liking to him and nicknames him Sunburn. ), Press J to jump to the feed. This is the place to get help. She looks very much like a delia’s-wearing ’90s Cool Girl, with a midriff-baring top and hairclips holding back her bob and every makeup color a different shade of mauve. Song previews courtesy of Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify. Would the film be similarly applauding that?

Maybe you could make an argument that Estee just looks old for her age, or Stevie looks young for his age, and … A Tribe Called Quest. [TOMT] Flute song in the party scene of mid90s I just saw mid90s (jonah hill's new movie) and there is a flute song that starts playing right after Stevie/sunburn makes out with the girl at the party, that kicks in afterwards, when he sees his friends. Which makes this sex scene even grosser.

I thought it was a beastie boys song but I cant place it. Stevie looks like a child, and Estee looks like a young woman, and the only reason this sex scene exists is to demonstrate how awesome Sumburn is getting because of his new friends.