Well, this was as inevitable as it is depressing:Smart, somewhat cynical analysis in the Atlantic. Excerpt:

2. Weird is the new sexy. And ugly is the new pretty. Dancing around, flipping your hair, and smiling at the camera flirtatiously is so 2003. Dancing, flipping your hair, and jerking your head around like you’re possessed by a demon, however, is so hot right now. Throw in some pseudo-lesbian scenes and almost make out with a girl, and you’re well on your way to “showing them.”

What is wrong with that poor girl’s parents?UPDATE: And, it should be mentioned, nothing is as inevitable as a Rod Dreher post tsk-tsking over a trashy Disney teen pot-tartlet video. It’s good to know that in a world of ceaseless change, some things stay the same.

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