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27 Lies Every Movie And TV Show Told You About High School

*looks like I’m 12 when I’m a senior in high school*

First of all, teens in pop culture are always played by older actors, which means you’ll never, ever look like them.

First of all, teens in pop culture are always played by older actors, which means you'll never, ever look like them.

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Paramount Pictures / Sarah Wainschel

And their faces are so smooth and flawless, while yours is full of acne and braces.

And their faces are so smooth and flawless, while yours is full of acne and braces.

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Fox / Touchstone Pictures

Teens in movies and TV shows never have to worry about money, despite the fact that they don’t even have jobs.

Teens in movies and TV shows never have to worry about money, despite the fact that they don't even have jobs.

All they do is go to the mall and buy coffee! Where is all this money coming from?!

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Paramount Pictures

And their appearances magically change after brushing their hair or going away for the holidays.

And their appearances magically change after brushing their hair or going away for the holidays.

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Walt Disney Productions

And in TV/movies, evvvvveryone likes you and wants to be your friend after you hit puberty, as if a spell is cast and broken.

And in TV/movies, evvvvveryone likes you and wants to be your friend after you hit puberty, as if a spell is cast and broken.

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ABC

For some reason, teens have hours of free time before school starts.

For some reason, teens have hours of free time before school starts.

How the h*ck did Sam work a full shift at the diner before homeroom?!

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Warner Bros. Pictures

And don’t even get me started on how teens are somehow able to grab coffee and a full breakfast before school starts at 7:30 A.M.

And don't even get me started on how teens are somehow able to grab coffee and a full breakfast before school starts at 7:30 A.M.

Seriously, how?!

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Warner Bros. Pictures

No matter what, it’s always light outside when they wake up and get to school, but in reality it’s pitch black in the morning.

No matter what, it's always light outside when they wake up and get to school, but in reality it's pitch black in the morning.

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Walt Disney Productions

It’s also crazy that teens in movies and TV always fight with their parents… AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

It's also crazy that teens in movies and TV always fight with their parents... AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

jlo12

The CW

As a result, no teen in the history of cinema has ever had a curfew.

As a result, no teen in the history of cinema has ever had a curfew.

For some reason it's totally fine to stay out until 3 A.M. and get drunk with your friends.

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The CW / Universal Pictures

The parties in movies are so crazy, with endless kegs and bottles of liquor. After all, you don’t need to worry about IDs, money, parents, or the law when you’re a high school student in a movie.

The parties in movies are so crazy, with endless kegs and bottles of liquor. After all, you don't need to worry about IDs, money, parents, or the law when you're a high school student in a movie.

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Columbia Pictures

And it wouldn’t be a party without 400 of your closest friends. *shouts in the hallway that your parents are out of town and the whole school is invited*

And it wouldn't be a party without 400 of your closest friends. *shouts in the hallway that your parents are out of town and the whole school is invited*

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The CW / Buena Vista Pictures

Literally every single person has die-hard school spirit in movies, but in real life there’s only, like, five people who semi-care.

Literally every single person has die-hard school spirit in movies, but in real life there's only, like, five people who semi-care.

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Disney Channel

Let’s be real: Who REALLY wears high heels and short skirts to school? Good luck walking up three flights of stairs to class.

Let's be real: Who REALLY wears high heels and short skirts to school? Good luck walking up three flights of stairs to class.

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Paramount Pictures

TV and movies always make it seem like everyone is in a relationship, and you should feel bad for being single.

TV and movies always make it seem like everyone is in a relationship, and you should feel bad for being single.

In reality, most people are single in high school!

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MTV

And apparently dating and prom are the most important parts of high school.

And apparently dating and prom are the most important parts of high school.

Who cares about getting good grades, dealing with anxiety, or trying to figure out who you are as a person?

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Fox 2000 Pictures

And sex is often portrayed as a glorious, magical event that everyone experiences, when in reality it’s awkward as hell and may not even happen in your teens! And that’s okay!

And sex is often portrayed as a glorious, magical event that everyone experiences, when in reality it's awkward as hell and may not even happen in your teens! And that's okay!

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Columbia Pictures

Somehow every male student in TV has abs that are sharp enough to grate cheese, a beautiful singing voice, and the vocabulary of a genius.

Somehow every male student in TV has abs that are sharp enough to grate cheese, a beautiful singing voice, and the vocabulary of a genius.

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The CW

And every female student has perfect hair and always looks like the “after” photo from a magazine cover shoot.

And every female student has perfect hair and always looks like the "after" photo from a magazine cover shoot.

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Freeform / NBC

It’s also impossible for teens in movies to have more than one or two best friends, as if large friend groups – or not having any friends at all – don’t exist.

It's also impossible for teens in movies to have more than one or two best friends, as if large friend groups – or not having any friends at all – don't exist.

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NBC

If something embarrassing happens to the main character, it somehow gets sent to the entire school, like there’s a master list with everyone’s phone numbers that’s readily available.

If something embarrassing happens to the main character, it somehow gets sent to the entire school, like there's a master list with everyone's phone numbers that's readily available.

But in reality you only have, like, three different phone numbers because of a group project you all did together seven months ago.

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Warner Bros. Pictures

In movies, teens only care about petty drama. They’d never concern themselves with the real world or things that don’t revolve around who’s sleeping with who.

In movies, teens only care about petty drama. They'd never concern themselves with the real world or things that don't revolve around who's sleeping with who.

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Paramount Pictures

There are also a bunchhhh of stereotypes that aren’t true. FYI: Being a cheerleader doesn’t make you mean or stuck-up, being a nerd doesn’t make you uncool, and being a jock doesn’t make you stupid.

There are also a bunchhhh of stereotypes that aren't true. FYI: Being a cheerleader doesn't make you mean or stuck-up, being a nerd doesn't make you uncool, and being a jock doesn't make you stupid.

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MTV / ABC

There’s also a hidden rule in movies/TV where, as soon as you turn 16, you magically receive your own car and credit card.

There's also a hidden rule in movies/TV where, as soon as you turn 16, you magically receive your own car and credit card.

Not to mention all those handbags, which somehow have enough room to fit all your school books!

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ABC Family / 20th Century Fox

And in movies, students continuously talk and text during class, and they even run out of the room for an “emergency,” but the teachers never care.

And in movies, students continuously talk and text during class, and they even run out of the room for an “emergency,” but the teachers never care.

Try doing that in real life without getting a detention.

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Disney Channel

It’s also more common to see Bigfoot than it would be to see a student do ANY homework in a TV show or movie.

It's also more common to see Bigfoot than it would be to see a student do ANY homework in a TV show or movie.

Do they go to a special progressive school that doesn't assign any? Jealous.

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Paramount Pictures

And of course the most unrealistic thing is that high school dress codes don’t exist in TV shows and movies. #RIP everyone’s spaghetti straps in real life.

And of course the most unrealistic thing is that high school dress codes don't exist in TV shows and movies. #RIP everyone's spaghetti straps in real life.

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Paramount Pictures

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