In 1985, I was 14 years old, but that mere fact of chronology didn’t stop me from seeing the Rated R flick, ‘The Breakfast Club’, at the local drive-in, thanks to a combination of being generally tall-ish and utter neglect by anyone at the booth in checking ID’s.  The movie was a revelation for me, with its cool high-school students having sort of recognizable interactions while stuck in Saturday detention, as well as the archetypical nature of the characters.  I was a Brian who wanted desperately to become a Bender (and, as an aside, even at 14, thought that Allison’s makeover was bull) and was taken by how worldly all the kids of Shermer, IL. were.  It remains one of my formative movie experiences, and a strong contender for my favorite R-rated movie-going experience of all time, thought ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’ is right up there as well, leading us to today’s age-17-or-older query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) remembered the hard way that a PG-13 movie can include multiple F-bombs, thanks to ‘Adventures In Babysitting’, asking: What’s your favorite Rated R fare?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Not sure if it was ever rated, but from the time when things like that still mattered to me: Clerks. It encapsulates how that time period felt like perfectly. All those things we did back then or few years later, including hockey.

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