There’s no doubt if you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s you were familiar with the popular actors and actresses of the time. From stars of Saved by the Bell, the Corey’s and more – we felt that by watching them in our favorite shows we knew them and could relate to each and every one of them. The reality – acting was their job, and the roles we saw them in were far from their real lives and the Hollywood bubble around them.
kid 90 is a documentary unlike any other. The footage used to make up the film and the retrospective portions weren’t originally filmed to be shown how they were. Soliel Moon Frye filmed her life and documented moments with friends and family for herself and possibly putting them together later. Paired with her journal entries the documentary covers her aging out of Punky Brewster and her life as a young teen in Hollywood and all of the pressures and things that came with that.
The movie gives fans an insider look into what teen stars lived like and went through during the 90’s and before the age of social media. It covers major events as well as what pressures were on the actors from each other and the adults around them. In a world that focuses so much on what they can profit off the young actors, the movie shows the conflict between working and still being a kid.
The documentary is just as much Soliel Moon Frye’s story as it is the other young actors in her group. From their partying lifestyle, to love and relationships and more. It switches back and forth between her experiences, and reflections back at that time as well as others looking back and reliving their younger years by watching the footage for the first time in over twenty years.
It pieces together interesting stories, keeps you engaged and gives you a much different perspective of the actors we grew up watching. kid 90 Premieres Friday, March 12 on Hulu.
About kid 90
As a teenager in the ‘90s, Soleil Moon Frye carried a video camera everywhere she went. She documented hundreds of hours of footage and then locked it away for over 20 years. After all this time, kid 90 unlocks the vault and presents a true time capsule of a group of friends growing up in Hollywood and New York City in the ‘90s, balancing childhood and fame pre-internet and social media explosion. It is a deeply personal coming-of-age story that explores how “sometimes we need to look back to find our way forward.” Soleil is joined by lifelong friends and fellow child stars who provide commentary on growing up in the ‘90s; including David Arquette, Stephen Dorff, Balthazar Getty, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Brian Austin Green, Tori Leonard, Heather McComb and more.
Executive produced by STX and Appian Way. Directed by Soleil Moon Frye. STX serves as the studio.