Image for Teenage

Long before the term 'teenager' entered the lexicon, young people were bringing energy, passion and fury to society. US filmmaker Matt Wolf uses Jon Savage's tome as a leaping off point to capture the teeny zeitgeist.


Distilling Jon Savage's monumental book, this blend of archive footage and canny recreation chronicles the emergence of the adolescent as a transatlantic social force in the first half of the 20th century. It’s slick, fascinating fun, but lacks in-depth analysis.

A rare look back at young people in the early 20th century. Hashtag fascinating.