Posts tagged as coming of age

Michelle Markowitz No Longer Likes You as a Man

Our story this week: Sideburns, zoot suits, and Fred Savage, these are the three omens that signaled Michelle Markowitz's late blooming into a wonderfully awkward young woman. Actually, you know what? Instead of describing this story, I will just tell you that it contains the line "He didn't deserve my Austin Powers quote." If you're not sold now, you never will be.

Michelle Markowitz is a comedy writer and storyteller in New York. She can be seen next month at Nights of Our Lives at the UCB theater in Chelsea, and found online @michmarkowitz

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20 Great Coming of Age Characters: Part II

This post is brought to you by Out There, premiering tonight at 10:30/9:30c on IFC.

Yesterday we brought you Part I of our 20 favorite coming-of-age characters from movies and TV, spanning from 1985's Claire "The Princess" Standish to 2007's Seth from Superbad. Here are our ten remaining picks to further rouse your high school nostalgia and embarrassment, featuring everyone from the uptight best friend to the popular girl-turned-murderer.

20 Great Coming of Age Characters: Part I

This post is brought to you by Out There, premiering tomorrow night at 10:30pm/9:30pm C on IFC.

While the fringe jackets and bell bottoms may have changed to purple leather, poofy hair, and shoulder pads and the soundtracks have evolved from The Partridge Family to Tom Petty to Simple Minds, transitioning from adolescence to adulthood is a universal experience, and you can learn a lot about someone (more specifically, which decade they grew up) based on their favorite coming-of-age films and television shows. In anticipation of IFC's new series Out There, here's a two-part look at 20 memorable characters who came of age onscreen, in no particular order.