Beyond Clueless: Interview with teen movie documentary director Charlie Dyne.
Simon Morris talks to Charlie Lyne, an English documentary maker who made Beyond Clueless a film about the high school movies of the 1990s and 2000s.
The high school teen movie is very much an American phenomenon. Other countries occasionally go to school – Harry Potter, Bend it like Beckham, Boy and Monsieur Lazhar – but it’s not the whole world of those movies – not like 10 Things I Hate About You, Eurotrip and American Pie.
American High School is engraved on the soul of young film-goers, featuring things that barely exist in their own world – cheerleaders, the star quarterback, Spring Break, the Junior Prom, the freaks and geeks and the Glee Club.
One English film-director is more obsessed than most, and he’s made a film out of his obsession.
Charlie Dyne is the director of the teen movie documentary Beyond Clueless (available on Netflix and iTunes).