Awesome-Splaining Fast Times at Ridgemont High for Millennials

What makes the very ’80s teen comedy classic immortal—totally immortal.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High hit theaters with a bit of a thud in 1982, when a slowly rolled-out release strategy failed to capitalize on the teen comedy box office mania launched the previous spring by Porky’s and carried through that summer by The Last American Virgin.

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