Heather is out now!
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Alt-pop artist Sarah Saint James recently unveiled her new single, Heather. To celebrate the release, the singer has shared her favourite teen flicks with MILKY!
Inspired by a 'best friend' who spread nasty rumours, Sarah Saint James shares of the track: “It’s not about revenge… I actually feel sorry for her, because no matter what she did, she would never be okay within herself, and nothing she did put me six feet under”.
The first time I saw Heathers I immediately felt like I could see my high school experience mirrored in the film. The group of friends, who aren't really friends. The one girl who thrives off of being on top but isn't actually liked. I felt like I could resonate with the story, and when Heather was taken out I couldn't help but laugh at the dialogue around her funeral. Plus it's an absolute cult classic.
Jawbreaker is my number 2, purely for the acting, the storyline and the fashion! I was drawn to horror movies as a teen, and when I saw Jawbreaker when I was around 14 I knew it would be an iconic movie for me. I love that through Fern/Violette’s story arc, the movie shows that you can be given all you thought you wanted but it still isn't enough unless you're secure in yourself. Just 10/10.
Mean Girls was the movie of my childhood. It's probably one of the only movies I could quote from start to finish too. I watched it at every sleepover that I can remember when I was little. Once again showing that no matter what, popularity doesn't cure self esteem.
NEVER BEEN KISSED
Never Been Kissed hits way harder as someone in my 20s. I re-watched it again about a month ago (while in the lead up to releasing Heather) and reflected on what it would be like to go back to high school now. The movie gives me so many mixed emotions but I love it. I'm a sucker for a good rom com too, and this one tops my list.
Wild Child is one of my favourite movies of all time. I grew up with a similar situation as Poppy in the movie, so seeing her go off the deep end in reaction to her Dad moving on resonated with me when I was younger. I loved the dressing down from the popular, bratty girl to her genuine self after discovering who she is deep down. Still gives me very wholesome vibes.
Heather is out now!