Girl power!
January 30, 2004 11:01 AM   Subscribe

Attack of the Seven Teen Girls from Petaluma! Well, maybe not that title, but the story of teenage girls spending two years to convince developers to build a multiplex in their hometown would have made a great '80s teen flick. Armed with binders of business plans and black-and-white skirt suits, they succeeded, and broke ground Thursday. All because they were sick of asking Mom for rides.
posted by marzenie99 (13 comments total)
Can we just euthanize all current teenagers now and save civiliztion?

Seriously, what a weird buncha chicks.
posted by jonmc at 11:10 AM on January 30, 2004

This is totally a movie waiting to happen. Hell, they're remaking Dirty Dancing, so clearly '80s teen flicks are on the return.

I can hear the trailer now.

In a city...
dominated by fear....
seven girls...
bring back the magic...
posted by arielmeadow at 11:15 AM on January 30, 2004

Can there be a machine weilding maniac involved somehow? Can there? Huh?
posted by jonmc at 11:33 AM on January 30, 2004

If the movie ever comes to pass and is released in the UK, I suggest avoiding using the tagline...

"Seven teenagers, imbued with spunk"

You'd get the wrong kind of crowd.
posted by squealy at 12:03 PM on January 30, 2004

"The girls whipped out a nondisclosure agreement for Lucasfilm executives to sign to ensure that the discussions remained private."

Those girls are destined for greatness.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:08 PM on January 30, 2004

hmm, George Lucas filmed American Graffiti in Petaluma, and now Lucasfilm executives are negotiating with teenagers there. I think this new movie could be a sequel!
posted by pb at 12:41 PM on January 30, 2004

Each of those girls have more business acumen than all of "The Apprentice" contestants combined.
posted by gyc at 12:42 PM on January 30, 2004

Tall and tan and young and lovely
The girls from Petaluma go shopping
And when they pass, each one they pass goes - ah
posted by mathis23 at 12:57 PM on January 30, 2004

"You know what you've got...? SPUNK. (pause) I *hate* spunk!" - Lou Grant to Mary Tyler-Moore, first episode.

But seriously - kudos to the kids. Most grown-ups that I know couldn't pull this off.
posted by davidmsc at 1:02 PM on January 30, 2004

Straight out of 80s ending.
posted by Galvatron at 3:20 PM on January 30, 2004

As a former Petaluma resident (from 4th grade through the first couple years of college), I say way to go. Petaluma had a great locally owned theatre years ago, which went out of business after the large chain megaplex moved to town, which subsequently went out of business when the chain decided to cannibalize it's own business by building an even larger theatre in the next town. P-town has been cinema-deprived for at least 4 years now. Good for these girls taking the initiative here. A theatre near the historic downtown will do way better than the old one, which was barely in the city limits, let alone the commercial/public areas. Too bad it's another chain theater, instead of a smaller, locally owned theatre like we have in neighboring Santa Rosa and Healdsburg...
posted by cathodeheart at 4:02 PM on January 30, 2004

Whoa. Guess who's going to whatever college they want...
posted by logovisual at 7:10 PM on January 30, 2004

Teen Girl Squad!
posted by loquacious at 7:31 PM on January 30, 2004

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