Artists Recreated ’90s Teen Heartthrob Photos With Women And The Results Are Pretty Rad

Remember JTT in denim overalls?

Teen magazines like Tiger Beat have always been about teen boys pretending to be men for the consumption of young girls. But what if that became grown women posing as teen boys pretending to be men for the consumption of young girls?

Teen magazines like Tiger Beat have always been about teen boys pretending to be men for the consumption of young girls. But what if that became grown women posing as teen boys pretending to be men for the consumption of young girls?

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The result is actually kind of magical.

The result is actually kind of magical.

Richmond Lam

Montreal artist Eve Thomas and photographer Richmond Lam teamed up to create Poster Boys, a series of portraits transforming women into teen heartthrobs circa the early ’90s. That’s Thomas below, channelling Devon Sawa.

Montreal artist Eve Thomas and photographer Richmond Lam teamed up to create Poster Boys, a series of portraits transforming women into teen heartthrobs circa the early '90s. That's Thomas below, channelling Devon Sawa.

Richmond Lam

While all the shots are inspired by specific boys, they also touch upon a universal aesthetic that teen girls flocked to.

While all the shots are inspired by specific boys, they also touch upon a universal aesthetic that teen girls flocked to.

Some inspirations are pretty memorable, however. The above image, for example, is a clear throwback to Jonathan Taylor Thomas in Bop magazine.

Thomas told BuzzFeed Canada she was drawn to these teen publications that, while wildly popular for the girls who read them, were ignored by everyone else.

« These girls just rule this universe, it’s not for anyone else, » said Thomas.

Richmond Lam


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