the perks of being a wallflower

11 alt icons of TV and film that shaped a generation of emos

Musicians shift our sense of style and culture, but so do fictional characters. From Ramona Flowers (Scott Pilgrim) to Janis Ian (Mean Girls), check out our picks.

8 artists who shine on TV screens and music venue stages

Whether your favorite artist jumped from the stage to the screen or starred in a film and then picked up a microphone, these essential actors proved that they are just as talented in front of the camera as they are in front of an audience. Check out our favorites below. Read more: 10 debut records […]

girl in red channels ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ in "You Stupid Bitch"

Marie Ulven, also known as girl in red, is back with “You Stupid Bitch,” another taste of her highly-anticipated debut studio album if i could make it go quiet. On the new track, girl in red further showcases her grunge-inspired sound and unfiltered lyrics that offer a look inside the complex relationships in her life. […]

How ‘Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ inspired Goldfinger’s surprise single

Surprise! Ska-punk legends Goldfinger just dropped their first new piece of music since 2017 in the form of an unexpected single called “Wallflower.” The track packs a third-wave punch for all ages and will be a welcome Easter egg for ardent GF superfans who have been rewatching the band’s amazing recent quarantine videos over and […]

QUIZ: Which iconic mid-2000s vocalist are you?

It’s been over a decade since artists such as Paramore and Fall Out Boy first graced us with their pop-punk contributions. While many of our favorites are still going strong, those early days always hold a special place in our hearts. Anyone around during the mid-2000s (or invested enough to revisit it online) knows how […]

These 10 soundtracks might be better than the movies they were from

When movie adaptations and remakes are released, they usually generate the same initial response. “Was it better than the book?” “Is it as good as the comic?” We’re guilty of that, too. But really, we’re the ones asking if the soundtrack was any good. It’s that mindset  that inspired this countdown of soundtracks that might […]

15 movies that are secretly emo that you can stream right now

Whether you’re on a “shelter-in-place” order or you simply prefer the solitude of staying home, you’re bound to eventually run into that dreaded debate of what to watch next. While you could easily watch your favorite films over and over again, sometimes you find yourself wanting to mix things up with a new comedy or […]

10 essential LGBTQ+ books to add to your collection

Most people enjoy seeing themselves represented in entertainment in a positive light, which is something a majority of the LGBTQ+ community has unfortunately lacked, whether it’s being portrayed in a negative light or not being visible at all. As of late, we’ve seen that queer-focused writing often has the ability to confront certain ideas while […]

‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ author announces horror novel release

Stephen Chbosky recently revealed that he has written a new book titled Imaginary Friend. The forthcoming novel will be the first he has written since The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, which he penned 20 years ago. The author announced the book was coming on his Twitter earlier this afternoon. Chbosky says his latest effort […]

The 25 most emo movie characters

Whether they’re channeling excellent music taste or embracing the mantra of all-black everything, sometimes emo makes it to the big screen. From Janis Ian of Mean Girls to Wednesday Addams, here are movie characters who are so emo, they’ll have you saying, “SAME.” Read more: 19 Myspace glitter graphics that will take you back to […]

'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' author working on horror novel

[Photo by: Summit Entertainment] For those of you who are still head-over-heels in love with Stephen Chbosky's The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, there's good news: Chbosky is writing a second novel—and it's a horror. Read more: This video attempts to list every Fall Out Boy movie reference Entertainment Weekly shared the news, announcing that his new book, Imaginary Friend, is due out […]

'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' soundtrack details revealed

The soundtrack for the upcoming film adaptation of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is set for release September 18. The tracks on the album were curated by author Stephen Chbosky. In the album's liner-notes, Chbosky wrote: “Over many years, I have collected songs. I’ve shared them with friends.  And they have shared their favorites […]