Wet Hot American Summer (Netflix, IMDB) was released ten years ago. About three or four years ago, I started hearing it mentioned. A lot. It’s one of those cult movies that acquired a fandom following its failure at the box office. Written and directed by Michael Showalter and David Wain of the TV show The State, Wet Hot American Summer is set at a Jewish summer camp in 1981 and definitely captures the colors of the time. As in, literally, the clothes have the same horrid lack of style, we’re-tired-because-the-1970s-wore-us-out colors of 1981.
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