Fake Geek Girls

The OC Part 1

Melissa Brinks published on

You know what we like about rich kids? A lot, actually, because we're talking about The O.C.! We're taking a closer look at its representations of class, that (in)famous Alex/Marissa relationship, and the just absolutely overwhelming whiteness of Newport in our first episode on the hit teen melodrama.

Warning: Our episode contains mention of sexual assault, alcoholism, drug abuse, and other potentially triggering material. We also swear.

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

'Storytelling in Song: Television Music, Narrative and Allusion in The O.C.' by Faye Woods

Who is Ryan Atwood? Social Mobility and the Class Chameleon in The OC by Elizabeth Bullen

The O.C.: A Critical Understanding by Lori Bindig and Andrea M. Bergstrom

Josh Schwartz on ‘Gossip Girl’ and Avoiding the Mistakes of ‘The O.C.’ by Jada Yuan

Curious Guy: The OC By Bill Simmons

Like Mother like Daughter, like Father like Son: The Spell of Youth on “The O.C.” by Stefano Morello

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