There are a lot of things that can be said about prom. On the one hand, it’s definitely something that most teenagers will experience at some point in their life, and many will count it as one of the best, most important young adult experiences they had. On the other hand, it can also be super stressful and overwhelming, and many people will say it’s overrated and boring. Movies make it very, very easy to feel that prom is overrated IRL, because prom moments in movies are almost always 100% unrealistic. I’m sorry, but it’s true. As much as you would like prom to be the “night of all nights,” it will probably be… just… fine. But that doesn’t stop movies from hyping up prom night as much as they can!
I don’t want to say your prom will be terrible, because it probably won’t! You’re going to get a cute dress and have fun with your friends. But, odds are, it isn’t going to change your life. You’ll have fun, but it’s not really as big a deal as you think it is. You are most DEFINITELY not going to, say, go to prom with your parents, or end up performing a heavily choreographed dance with your entire school. Unfortunately, that’s how I always THOUGHT prom was going to be, thanks to my favorite movies I used to watch as a kid. You too, probably, had a ton of high expectations of prom based on teen movies, so, check out these things that will probably NEVER happen at prom: