On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite film. This week, Amy Talkington – writer of the new Valley Girl remake – discusses her love for the oddball 1980s original version…
On this week’s episode of The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, Amy Talkington stops by to chat about her work on the new Valley Girl remake and picks the original, starring Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman, as her favourite film. We dissect Cage’s unusual appeal, the way the film’s musical choices paved the way for the remake and how this strange 80s teen classic got somewhat lost to time.
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Julie (Jessica Rothe) is the ultimate ’80s Valley Girl. A creative free spirit; Julie’s time is spent with her best friends shopping at the Galleria mall and making plans for senior prom. That is, until she falls hard for Randy (Joshua Whitehouse), a Sunset Strip punk rocker, who challenges everything the Valley and Julie stand for. Despite push-back from friends and family, Julie must break out of the safety of her world to follow her heart and discover what it really means to be a Valley Girl.
Valley Girl is available on VOD platforms from 8th May.
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