FREE ON CINEGEEK.DE Dawson's Creek https://www.cinegeek.de/free-youtube-dawsons-creek-1998-rating-75-dvd Kevin Williamson is synonymous with the teen films of the 90s like no other, whether in cinema as the writer of Scream or on television as the creator of Dawson's Creek. (Although many would probably consider his Vampire Diaries (2009) to be the most important Kevin Williamson work). You notice we are in the middle of the Kevin Williamson teen universe. Anyway, Dawson's Creek was considered a controversial teen drama with indie traits in the late 90s. And on television! Even the pilot addresses: s*x with teachers, the stigma of virginity, homos*xuality (was this actually on the agenda of teen movies before Dawson's Creek?) and dysfunctional families - but the recurring question is: can women and men just be friends? Dawson's Creek introduces teenagers who sound quite precocious today. And isn't it all a bit sensationalist and overly melodramatic? And would one's own life one day really turn out like Dawson's Creek? Enter Dawson Leery wearing cargo shorts. How did Dawsons manage to make friends in the first place? And how did he manage to date Joey Potter? Dawson's Creek is about angsty teenagers. Those like Dawson, who fear any change and would prefer to stay in their nursery forever. Kevin Williamson created teenagers who wisely fantasise about the future and ask life's big questions at 16! So Dawson lives close to his family and friends in the picturesque coastal town of Capeside, Massachusetts, which doesn't exist. Dawson wants to be a filmmaker when he grows up. Like Steven Spielberg or Kevin Williamson. Of course, the 90s are the age of teen horror films (Williamson's Scream), Buffy or Beverly Hills 90210. But none of these productions flattered teen self-esteem as much as Dawson's Creek: these teenagers speak in long, well-considered sentences, are well versed in pop culture, are sensitive and capable of intense self-reflection. They suffer unrequited love, innocently dote on each other. They fall in and out of love (and speak in these extraordinarily long sentences). And Dawson Leery? Back in 1998, no one actually liked him. Dawson is self-absorbed, moody and confused. But we are left with Joey Potter, daughter of a dead mother and a criminal father. Or the "bad girl" from New York, Jen Lindley, who takes drugs and was caught having s*x by her parents. The punishment: off to Capeside to her grandmother. But most people like Pacey Witter, who has the charisma Dawson lacks. Fortunately, Pacey is the least prone to monologues about his state of mind. Together, at any rate, they provide a convincing picture of teenage yearnings. Doesn't that sound nicely nostalgic? And who knows, maybe they are even capable of real friendships between girls and boys?