Like most eras, the 80s are painted to be a blast. Fun fashion, rockin’ music, brand new amazing movies, and care-free teens. We romanticize the 80s and compress it into a modern aesthetic. I mean, look at all of the things from the 80s that are coming back! There are covers of popular 80s songs like Africa, people wearing huge baggy clothes and bright colors, and reboots of popular movies like Dirty Dancing. I wish we learned more about the 80s than just the fun stuff that went on.
I think it’s awesome to enjoy the nostalgia, but has anyone seen Sixteen Candles in the past few years? That movie has got some weird racist and sexist things going on. The 80s seemed fun but I’m glad I live in 2019.