Throwback Thursday-Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

The stereotype of the nerd is prevalent in our society. The stereotype is that nerd is book smart, but his or her social skills, self esteem and appearance are lacking.

In Revenge of the Nerds (1984), the nerds are Adam’s College whipping posts/second class citizens.

Lewis (Robert Carradine) and Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) are psyched to begin their college career. But they will soon learn that the jocks rule the school and anyone who does not fit that image is given the short end of the stick. Lewis and Gilbert decide to create their own fraternity and stand up to the ruling jocks. Can they gain the respect of their peers or will they continue to be the nerds that everyone makes them out to be?

This movie is very dated, in a certain aspect. In my opinion, it relies a little too heavily on stereotypes to cast both protagonist and antagonist. But the message of standing up for yourself and not giving a flying fig about what the world thinks of you is timeless.

I recommend it.


Author: Writergurlny

I am Brooklyn, NY born and raised writer who needs writing to find sanity in an insane world. To quote Charlotte Bronte: “I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.”

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