• So, Are the Teenagers in Grand Army Played by Actual Teenagers?

    10 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    The new Netflix drama Grand Army focuses on the experiences of five teenagers in Brooklyn, but are the actors teenagers, too, or, in the grand tradition of teen dramas for decades , are they actually adults well into their 20s? Grand Army prides itself on being a gritty, realistic look at teenage life, based on stories told to creator Katie Cappiello - although it hasn't exactly been without controversy, with several former writers calling out the show for running with stereotypes and mistreatment.
    As far as the actors themselves go, they're not quite the same age as their high school...
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  • Grand Army Isn't Based on a True Story, But It Does Take Inspiration From Real Life

    Grand Army Isn't Based on a True Story, But It Does Take Inspiration From Real Life

    10 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Teen dramas often capture the angsty realities of adolescent life, but most don't have roots in actual events. Netflix's gritty Grand Army echoes real life, centering its plot around a terrorist attack reminiscent of Sept. 11. Set in a contemporary backdrop , it follows the lives of five students at Grand Army High School in Brooklyn. But is Grand Army based on a true story? Well, the answer is both yes and no.
    The series is loosely based on showrunner and screenwriter Katie Cappiello's play , Slut. Slut itself takes inspiration from the real-life experiences of teenage girls from New...
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