The wartime invention of a teenager is captured in Matt Wolf’s documentary titled Teenage, which is adapted from Jon Savage’s book, Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture 1875-1945.

The film examines the birth of the teenager phenomenon, their emotions, their culture, and how society impacts them, and how they impact society. Viewers are drawn into the emotional highs and lows of the teenage human experience that Wolf captures well in his documentary.

Wolf shows an emotional scene that straddles between innocence and adulthood with the war scars of a soldier contrasting with that of a carefree flapper.

Using archival material, diary entries, and a vibrant score by Bradford Cox, this jaunt to the past is well worth the trip.

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