I was never allowed to watch Foxes growing up because my mom was convinced it would give me “ideas”, which only made getting my hands on a copy of this 1980 teen drama the top priority of my life. Of course, the moment I got a part time job at a video store she knew that it would be virtually impossible to keep me from seeing any off-limit movies and so, finally, at fifteen, she gave in and gave me carte blanche on bringing home whatever I wanted.
So yeah, I watched this gem of a movie about hardcore drinking, drugs, losing your virginity, parents who ignore you for the disco life, running away and even teenage death…about a thousand times over the years, enjoying it more and more the older I get.
Hell, any movie staring Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie (lead vocalist for The Runaways), Randy Quaid, Scott Baio, Laura Dern and Sally Kellerman is worth your time, especially if you have a couple of hours to kill and want to steep yourself in some serious teen angst that doesn’t involve mythological creatures like werewolves, zombies or vampires who sparkle.
Movie after the break.