I went to see the movie "Now and Then" and lost my mind over the badass character she played.
In the movie, Christina couldn't identify with her girly pals.
She even taped her boobs down for the first half of the film.
My crush got so deep that I had to feign a massive crush on Devon Sawa, to balance out my obsession.
I think my mom even got uncomfortable and pissed at me, for talking about her so much. I remember getting a bunch of teen magazines and I made a collage of Devon Sawa to put in the inside of my trunk at summer camp.
I would go to great lengths to ensure people that I actually had crushes on boys. I remember opening up the trunk at camp, and feeling embarrassed about the collage. Luckily, my shampoo bottle exploded and got everything stained, so I ended up crumpling it up and throwing it right away.
I listened to the "Now and Then" soundtrack until the cassette tape broke. My friends and I would pretend we were the characters in the movie, and of course I was always cast as the "tomboy" - aka the Cristina Ricci.
She was my hero!
Julia - Miami, FL
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