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As a child of the '90s, I grew up consuming a lot of pop culture about girls my age or just a bit older. Although tomboys have been a part of TV, movies and books, it felt like most of my favorite things to re-watch or re-read had one among them. At the time, of course, I had no idea why that was, especially considering I was not a tomboy myself. But now it's very clear to me I was hardcore crushing on these girls and, in some cases, my unknowing gaydar was not far off.

Roberta, Now and Then

Christina Ricci played a softball-loving tough chick who taped her boobs down and wasn't afraid to throw a punch if a boy disrespected her. I was so mad Christina kissed Devon Sawa, as were all my other girl friends, »

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