34: “Can I Keep You?” – 90s Teen Idols
90s TEEN IDOLS JONATHAN TAYLOR THOMAS, DEVON SAWA, JONATHAN BRANDIS, BRAD RENFRO, ANDREW KEEGAN, and RIDER STRONG
For our very special Valentine’s Day episode, we’re taking a look back at the fanatic love we had back in the day for the 1990s’ biggest teenage heartthrobs. If you didn’t have a poster of Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Jonathan Brandis, Brad Renfro, Andrew Keegan or Rider Strong on your wall and would stare at it for hours and maybe even practice kissing on it… well, you clearly were more emotionally mature than we were as pre-teens.
In this episode we dive into the history of teen idol mags like Tiger Beat and BOP, discover that LADYBUGS is most definitely not a movie for children, and try not to feel like creeps discussing the wholesome sex appeal of teenage boys. Also, Becky shares the intimate details of her internet relationship with JTT (or, more likely, someone pretending to be him). It’s our most embarrassing episode yet!
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