Our favorite high school movie is the series-ending feature-length version of Degrassi High, in which a whole lot of bad stuff happens, from car crashes to drugs (!) to jail time — it is very intense. Though, honestly, we can’t really remember much of it because we were on mushrooms at the time.
TOYIN Where she presides: Thunder Jackson’s, West Village Favorite drink: Grey Goose with soda
Probably The Breakfast Club. I really like Molly Ringwald, and I like the dancing. It’s sorta corny, but it’s also very 80s, and I was born in the 80s, so, you know.
JEFF Where he presides: Dempsey’s, East Village Favorite drink: Knapprogue Rookie of the Year! It’s about this kid who breaks his arm, then he’s ok, then he becomes the fastest pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. And I loved The Sandlot. I don’t know if those are really high school movies but I loved them when I was in high school.
JOHN Where he presides: Chino’s, LES Favorite drink: Heineken
I gotta go with Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Mostly because of Sean Penn. That scene where he hits himself with his shoe [in a flawless Spicoli voice:] ‘That’s my skull man! I’m so wasted!’ What can I say? I gotta go with the classics.
AMANDA Where she presides: Patriot Saloon, Tribeca Favorite drink: Jameson Can’t Hardly Wait. It totally reminds me of eleventh grade. Jennifer Love Hewitt plays Amanda, and I don’t remember who the fuck else was in it. And that song ‘Mandy’, by Barry Manilow? My dad’s friends used to sing that to me when they were drunk. I love that movie.
TINA Where she presides: Dos Caminos, Soho Favorite drink: Margarita
I guess I’m going to say Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Because of that great eclectic group of people in it. You know, I only saw it two years ago, but I liked it. I like that guy, what’s his name... Spicoli.
CHRIS Where he presides: Beauty Bar, East Village Favorite drink: Vodka Soda Pineapple Donnie Darko. I went to an all-boys Catholic school and it reminded me of that. I really liked Night of the Comet, too. There are so many good high school horror movies. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, write that one down, it’s terrible. Oh, Heathers! Totally Heathers. I burned out my VCR on that movie.