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Posted Friday 1/11/19 at 1:19PM EST
Olivia Wilde reflects on how TV's LGBTQ representation has changed since she playing a bisexual character on The O.C.
In a Throwback Thursday Instagram post, Wilde put up a photo of her character, Alex Kelly, who dated both Seth Cohen and Marissa Cooper, and wrote: "For real though I’m so happy to see how far we’ve come as a society when I think about how sensational it was to play a queer woman on TV back then and now it seems almost quaint and young people are rejecting labels altogether and that is why they shall rule the earth and save us all."
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 3:26AM EDT
Rachel Bilson shared a throwback picture to celebrate The O.C.'s 15h anniversary
"I can’t believe it," she said of the anniversary on Instagram in a caption to a picture of her fellow cast members. "I also can’t believe I wore a skirt I got at a thrift shop as a shirt." ALSO: The O.C. was the show that ruined high school for everybody.
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 2:51AM EDT
The O.C. turns 15: Does the pilot still hold up?
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The famous line "Welcome to the O.C., bitch!" was uttered on The O.C. pilot on Aug. 5, 2003. "I guess you have to say The O.C. series premiere has 'aged,'" says Darren Franich. "The bad dude wears puka shells, they all did back then. The good dudes bond over PS2, yes this was young male friendship. Melinda Clarke’s Julie Cooper, one of the greatest characters in TV history, has a standout moment in the doorway rocking a pink. Velour. TRACKSUIT. Rouge hair, rouge lips, outfit teasingly skintone-ish in the evening light. If there ever was a Juicy Couture Era, this was its Megazord moment, Aug. 5, 2003 — 15 years ago." Yet, he adds, "there’s something ageless in the O.C. pilot’s fairy tale: Wake up one morning, in the poolhouse that is your new home. Ryan’s arrival at Casa Cohen is like Dorothy in Oz, the world literally more colorful. In memory, The O.C. becomes a paragon of conspicuous coastal excess. Creator Josh Schwartz was always more clever than that."
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
How does the portrayal of high schoolers by adults impact how teenagers see themselves?
Saved by the Bell, Skins and Mischa Barton on The O.C. were among the rare occasions where teenagers actually portrayed teenagers. “The impossible beauty of teen characters in film and TV is partially attributable to Hollywood’s aspirational human palette, which represents a limited range of acceptable physical characteristics,” says Christina Cauterucci. “But it’s also an inevitable upshot of an industry that routinely casts actors in their mid-20s or even their 30s as bumbling pubescents. In a culture as shaped by media imagery as ours, the systemic misrepresentation of an entire age group has real consequences for how adults conceive of typical adolescence, and how teens measure themselves against it.”
Posted Wednesday 9/27/17 at 11:39PM EDT
Adam Brody recalls that he auditioned for Dawson’s Creek and Power Rangers
The former O.C. star recalls his failed early auditions.