10 Things I Learned From '10 Things I Hate About You'

by Ally Batista

There’s always comfort to be had from a shitty teen rom-com/drama from the 90s. Well, I shouldn’t’ exactly say shitty, some of these movies have major impacts on our generation and greatly influenced our mutual perspectives towards the opposite sex.

One movie in particular that fits this description is '10 Things I Hate About You'. You know, the movie that put Heath Ledger on the map and the only film that makes Julia Stiles look at least somewhat attractive? '10 Things I Hate About You' has taught us a few things that we carried over into our adult lives and is also on everyone's top 10 movies growing up.

10. Black Lingerie Will Get You Laid

Try buying the sexiest black lingerie you can find, wearing it in front of any guy and getting turned down for sex. Just try it; I doubt it’ll ever happen. 10 Things I Hate About You taught me that no matter how unattractive you may be, black lingerie will never fail you.

It is the golden rule of life, if she is wearing black lingerie not only is she DTF but she also gives great blowjobs. There is just something sexy about black underwear on a female body, even if that female is a raging bitch.

9. Don’t Drink Too Much, Unless You Want A Story To Tell

Drinking is usually a great time. Most people like to drink casually to have a good time with their friends while they’re out, others like to black out intentionally in order to forget about their miserable lives, and if you’re anything like the girls in 10 Things I Hate About You, you drink way too much and embarrass yourself only to regret it immensely the next day.

Really though, should we ever get embarrassed by drinking too much? Every situation in which you’re drinking, be it embarrassing or not, bears a great story to tell. So why fight something you should embrace instead?

8. Shakespearean plot lines can actually be interesting

If you’re a true fan of the film, you’ll know that it is a modernization of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Who would have known as we were watching the film that we were simultaneously familiarizing ourselves with Shakespearean plot lines? Better yet, who would have known it would actually be entertaining?

7. Just Because You’re Pretty Doesn’t Mean You’re Shallow And Conceited

Michael warns Cameron of Bianca Stratford’s beauty and reminds him that not only is she shallow and conceited, but her father also does not allow her to date. Cameron ignores these warnings and continues on his pursuit of the beautiful girl, in hopes that she wasn’t actually shallow and conceited.

Cameron’s dreams come true at the prom when Bianca defends Cameron from Joey and protects her sister, proving that just because you are beautiful and unattainable, does not mean you’re the stereotypical conceited and shallow girl.

6. Overprotective Fathers Don’t Prevent Anything

Bianca and Kat’s father basically wants his daughters to grow up in a monastery away from any and all male attention. He’s so insane that he doesn’t even want his daughter to go away to school. He tries to keep them on a tight leash in order to “protect” his daughters, but what does he get? Two daughters who do whatever they want to do anyway.

I’d like to think that this particular lesson is a reason as to why so many girls of our generation are so reckless and wild and hope that the guys of our generation don’t make the same mistake with their daughters. This could also be why the majority of women are sluts nowadays.

5. Successful Love Stories Only Happen If There Isn’t A Mother

Seriously, what is the deal with this movie trend? In every successful love story, there lacks a mother in the plot. I mean, hello, have you watched any Disney movies? No mother.

4. You Need The Bad Guy To Loosen You Up

Nothing loosens up a stuck up bitch like a bad boy. If you’re constantly living your life in fear and apprehension, not having any fun and playing by the rules, all you need is a bad boy (preferably one that looks like Heath Ledger) to show you what you've been missing.

Embrace the bad boy, as he can ultimately change your life for the better or worse. But then watch how far you actually take that relationship because it will probably go nowhere. At least the sex will be great and you won't be such a naive idiot as a result.

3. Being A Bad Guy Gets You Everywhere

When has the good looking bad boy ever not gotten what he wanted? Seriously, they get everything. Now I know why all of the nice guys are completely bitter about the success ratio of bad boys when it comes to females. Nice guys finish last, bad boys always win.

2. Nerds Are The Only Guys Who Are Actually Nice If They Try To Sleep With You

If a guy is trying to sleep with you, in your mind, he’s probably a douchebag. He’s an asshole, he’s going to fuck you over, and you shouldn’t give him the time of day. However, when it’s a “nerd” who’s trying to sleep with you, they’re nice, genuine and worth the time of day. Fact.

1. The Uptight Popular Smart Girl Really Is As Annoying As She Seems

That uptight, popular smart girl who thinks she’s better than everyone else really is that annoying and stuck-up. We all hated her in high school, and when portrayed on the big screen, it becomes very clear that girls like this exists everywhere and are in fact all the same. We also hate these girls for getting with the debonair bad boy.

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