If you like forbidden love, retro gang wars, breakdance fighting and extreme bouffant hairdos, you’ll love this ultra-crushworthy new Supervideo for Best Coast’s “Our Deal”! Drew Barrymore directed this “West Side Story”-inspired musical drama about two doomed teenagers—played by Chloe Moretz and “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey—whose affiliations with warring gangs threaten to destroy their love.
The moody montage also stars Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Glover and Alia Shawkat, and it’s got everything you could possibly ask for in a classic teensploitation film. But if you don’t know what to ask for, that’s okay! Because we’ve made a list of all the things you need to make angsty teenage drama that crackles with retro-rebellious electricity. So grab your camera, write your script and round up a nice big pile of…
Hairspray This is an inviolable law of vintage drama: the more tormented the teenager, the bigger and more gravity-defying her hairdo.
Matchy-matchy leather jackets Night fights can get confusing; make sure your gang members are all wearing the same thing.
Ominous graffiti In the world of teensploitation, impending doom is always announced first via spray paint.
At least one dead boyfriend From “West Side Story” to “Leader of the Pack,” if there’s one thing that the retro classics have taught us, it’s that it’s not real love unless somebody dies completely unnecessarily!
And there you have it: everything you need to be a Pink Lady, a star-crossed lover, and/or a rebel without a cause. (And isn’t it a blast to see Chloe all grown up and schmexy and smooching with boys? We’re going to watch this all afternoon! And not just ’cause we work here either.)
Do you like your music videos with a side of tragic romance?