The teen comedy is an interesting genre which has only just emerged into fashion about 20 years ago. The main element of teen comedies is the struggling search for love and romance.
Some films like Pretty in Pink (1986), Say Anything (1989) and ten things I hate about you (1999) are in many ways conventional Rom-Com's, concerned with the pursuit of romantic fulfilment, looking with careful consideration at youthful insecurities and the pressures of social standing and individual identity upon budding relationships.
In my film I have looked at aspects such as money, and how differently this can impact on someone’s life. My two main characters in my film are from two very different status backgrounds. With the girl having a lot more wealth that the male character. This makes their lives very different as the girl seems to have better aspects of her life such as a large house, expensive clothing and designer labels etc.
Other Romantic Comedies, such as The Breakfast Club (1985), Heathers (1989), Clueless (1995) and Mean Girls (2004) are more focused on the complexity and hypocrisy of the high school social hierarchy, yet still present romance as playing an important role
In High school hierarchy, the rich who can buy the most fashionable clothes, afford the latest gadgets, are normally envied by students poorer than them, therefore they are more likely to be higher up the social ladder than someone working-class. The leading girl in our film is popular and fashionable, and seems "out of reach" to the boy in our film.