Chase father; deceased Rhys mother; deceased Guy step-father; deceased Caitlin older half-sister; deceased Butchy older brother Brian paternal grandfather; deceased Joan paternal grandmother; deceased Trevor paternal uncle; deceased Cole maternal grandfather; deceased Shay maternal grandmother; deceased Hallie maternal aunt; deceased Spencer maternal uncle; deceased Maxine maternal aunt; deceased Tanner husband Destiny daughter Dallas daughter Charlie daughter. When Brady and Mack go into the movie, Lela accidentally falls in love with Brady, instead of Tanner , her original love interest. She is portrayed by Grace Phipps. When Lela falls into surfer guy, Tanner's, arms she instantly falls in love with him.
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Despite the unusually ambitious premise, at the core of the film — and every other DCOM spawned in this era — is a generic and uplifting message of empowerment and individuality. By setting the film in the past, Teen Beach Movie is able to externalise for younger viewers why conforming to expectations of gender presentation can be damaging. And for older, more discerning audiences, the setting also functions as a way to explore performative heterosexuality and the struggles of being closeted. Played by Garrett Clayton who is out and proud and remains close friends with a number of his other queer Teen Beach Movie co-stars , Tanner has all the aesthetic trappings of early archetypal portrayals of gay men in 50s and 60s cinema. Besides the Ken doll hair and the perfect teeth, Tanner quotes Shakespeare, weaves flower crowns, and is prone to singing in falsetto. Between the homoerotic dance battles, hammed-up performances, and Broadway-style tap numbers, the film is a significant tonal departure from most other DCOMs in that it makes virtually no attempts to appeal to its tween audience with trendy fashion or bigger franchise tie-ins as contemporaries like Descendants do , and instead commits to going full camp. What more could you ask for? Follow i-D on Instagram and TikTok for more film. We're fans not critics. Sign up for i-D's regular newsletter updates.
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On the eve of the first day of school, Brady and Mack celebrate the day they met and reminisce about the summer, while they watch Brady's favorite movie, Wet Side Story , the s musical film that they got stuck in during the events of Teen Beach Movie. Mack dismisses Brady's fear that their relationship will change when they begin school. Mack then notices she lost the necklace she received while in Wet Side Story' s universe. At school, Brady and Mack reunite with their respective friends, Devon and Alyssa, who are surprised by their new relationship due to their opposite personalities. Brady and Mack are surprised by how differently they act at school. Later, in class, Brady is working on surfboard designs, but hides them when Mack asks him what he is doing. Brady becomes defensive when Mack meets a handsome boy named Spencer Watkins. Mack works on a "Save The Beach" dance, despite Brady's attempts to see her. Struggling with a college application, Brady works on a surfboard instead and accidentally forgets about a college fair that he was to attend with Mack, upsetting her to the point that they break up.
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