THE POM POM GIRLS was a huge sleeper hit in it’s day and it’s easy to see why. Thousands of stoned kids across the land with beer in hand at the drive-in, watching this documentary-like fun fest on being a high school kid in the mid-70’s. What a wonderful life these kids have! Drive around drinking or high, get the girl, have sex where ever you want, and not worry about any diseases or repercussions whatsoever. And football. You get to play a lot of football.
I love this film. If you tried to make a movie like this today, you couldn’t do it without some killjoy saying you couldn’t have them drinking and driving. But kids do that. Some die and a majority don’t. These kids are not repressed sexually. They are free to make love to whoever they choose and don’t worry about death and condoms. They seem to be having fun and enjoying life, and that’s why this film really couldn’t be made today, because it shows people, teens especially, enjoying life in an innocent, yet rebellious, drug-addled, highly sexual way. Nobody dies, nobody gets hurt, and they do everything they were told they shouldn’t do. It’s a social time capsule for an extremely fun and liberated time.