When "Dazed and Confused" came out in 1993, my sophomore year of high school, my friends and I saw it at the dollar movie theater no less than 16 times. We memorized lines like, "Check ya later," "Fry like bacon you little freshman piggies!" and started calling each other "male dominant monkey-ass mothers." We took trips to the Salvation Army to scavenge for Levi's cutoffs like Darla's (Parker Posey), fringed vests like Michelle's (Milla Jovovich), or bell bottoms like Jodi's (Michelle Burke). We scoped out dudes to crush on like Mitch (Wiley Wiggins) or Pickford (Shawn Andrews). The movie struck a nerve with us -- we were caught in the jaded whirlwind of '90s grunge, à la Nirvana. The kids of Lee High elicited a magical nostalgia of what it must have been like to be a teen in the '70s, when times were simpler and we could have made bongs in shop class and gone to KISS concerts. I thought my love for the film may have been a "high school thing," but when I caught it on TV this past weekend, it was just as magical as ever. In fact, it was even better. So where are they now, the cool kids of Lee High? What did they grow up to be? Find out after the jump.
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