Like just about any ’90s teen, Stephanie’s room is a wall-to-wall mosaic of magazine clippings, posters, and word art celebrating her pop culture favorites, and her vision board is basically a real-life Pinterest spread of all the things she idolizes and wants for herself. Press pause on just about any shot of her room, and you’ll notice an array of images that take you right back to the era of boy bands, singing starlets, and funky fashions.
Some of the most prominent posters adorning her room depict the biggest radio favorites of Stephanie’s day, including Britney Spears and NSYNC, along with instantly iconic teen movies of the time like “Clueless” and “The Craft.” The blockbuster disaster film “Deep Impact” also gets some well-deserved love in the pic, as it’s the now-vintage film that Stephanie and Seth (Sam Richardson) go on a date to see. Plus, the “Harry Potter” frenzy of the time gets a mention when Stephanie compares the high school to “Hogwarts without the magic.”
Celebrities also get a lot of call-outs in the dialogue of “Senior Year,” including a hilarious moment of confusion for Stephanie when she sees Lady Gaga on the cover of Rolling Stone and thinks Madonna has changed her name. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for other classic pop culture namedrops, including Destiny’s Child and Mr. T, TV references like “Sex and the City” and “Ally McBeal,” as well as nostalgia-inducing images like Rachael Leigh Cook from the “She’s All That” era and Jordan Knight’s solo album after New Kids on the Block.