The Bookish Fox

13 Movies My Protagonist References

I am about 50,000 words into my novel, which kind of makes me want to raise my arm like John Bender does at the end of The Breakfast Club. (On a side note, am the only person who thinks that movie is overrated? Seriously, Ferris Bueller was his magnum opus.) 

To celebrate, I want you to get to know my protagonist, Jordan, a bit better. She (yes, that is her real name) is obsessed with movies and references them to express herself and orient herself in the world. (What? Did you expect a novel I wrote to not have pop culture references all over the place?)

Here is a list of a small percentage of the movies she mentions in my novel: 

1. On Golden Pond
2. It’s a Wonderful Life
3. Pretty in Pink
4. King Kong
5. Pat and Mike
6. Heathers
7. Mean Girls
8. Scream
9. Fatal Attraction
10. The Princess Diaries
11. The Exorcist
12. Clueless
13. The Planet of the Apes

How do you use pop culture to develop your characters? Tell me in the comments below!

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