1. No girl wears a bra to bed. Like, ever
It’s the underwire, it’s those flicks-waiting-to-happen straps, and, whether it’s during sex or afterwards, real people bare it all. You know it. Let’s stop pretending.
2. House parties don’t always end with police
Let’s just say that here in the CLEO office, we’ve been to a few ragers in our time that have ended with a long sleep-in the next morning, not with handcuffs (Usually…)
3. The bad boy might not have a soft heart
Yep, you know the classic tale – a dark, brooding bad boy gets turned by an adorable good girl. Yep, we’ve tried it too (many times) and it mainly just ended in tears. Ours.
4. A musical number is just plain weird
We know, we know. It works in Les Mis, Mamma Mia!, even Glee, but let’s get one thing straight. A song outside of karaoke isn’t going down well. Anywhere. Even by Zac and friends.
5. Car chases aren’t feasible
Every boy’s wet dream right? Except that car chases in the real world get stopped by things like, you know, red lights and little old ladies crossing the street. And most probably the police.
6. A makeover montage doesn’t exist
We love a montage. The nerdy girl made into a stunning prom queen. But these three minutes are called ‘growing up’. And they take around five years in real life.
7. You won’t be mates with your worst enemy
Unlike in celluloid, sometimes you just don’t end up being besties with the person you hate most in the world. Sometimes it’s a little hard to laugh off. And really, that’s OK.
8. A heist is rarely successful nor stylish
The funk soundtrack, the sexy men in suits, the ticking sound effects just before the action… But reality is a little less Amy Adams and more criminal. In an orange jumpsuit.
Text: Lucy E. Cousins
Images: TPG/Click Photos