After reading some other ideas I too, like Alexis and Ron, also thought that it would be interesting to compare two films or TV shows from when I grew up to the present (yes, this is a popular idea) but I would like to get the teenagers reaction. But I would like to see if teenagers have changed so much that they don't enjoy the films of today, that are much more explicit, and supposedly geared toward this age group. Does a film have to have sex, drugs, and/or violence in it? Do we just think that our teenagers like this stuff as opposed to a film that focuses more of a good theme? It would be fun to give out questionnaires and see what the response is. What is in in the text that attracts the teen?
Risky Business/ Fame/Dirty Dancing/ 16 Candles vs. Save the Last Dance
This can also be done with TV shows. Brady Bunch, or The Cosby Show vs. current TV shows.