Why Don’t I Know You? began as a late night conversation between photographer Teän Roberts & stylist Lily Austin about their favourite teenage films. Quickly descending into a quick-fire back & forth of quotes from Heathers, Clueless & Save The Last Dance, they discovered a shared love of these movies that helped them navigate their way through the teenage labyrinth of Girl World & ultimately - for better or worse - shaped them into the people they are today.
But just how far have these movies infiltrated the ways young women regard themselves, each other & their place in the world?
Judging by the pervasiveness of these quotes in out everyday lexicon, we’d say they’re pretty deeply ingrained.
This project aims to offer some alternative advice for today’s teens that we hope will be more useful than “anything you can do to draw attention to your mouth is good" or “you don't wear black lingerie unless you want someone to see it” from a group of women who are still trying to figure it all out.
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