“I have this theory that you can tell the difference between a Millennial person and a Gen Z person based on the party movie they identify with the most,” she said
She then explained that older Millennials identify with American Pie (1999), younger Millennials love Superbad (2007), Gen Z adores Booksmart (2019) and, “unfortunately,” those who fall in-between generations usually say Project X (2012).
Mathematically, this checks out. Since Millennials were born between the years 1981 and 1996 and Gen Zers were born between 1997 and 2015, this puts many of them in their teenage years when these iconic party movies came out.
Commenters approved of the test.
“This is so accurate,” one commenter wrote.
“You’re not wrong at all,” another said.
This logic follows a similar mathematical formula — the One Direction song came out in 2013, whereas the 3OH!3 hit came out in 2008.
The songs aren’t as highly associated with being a teenager as the movies are, though, and some commenters found their identities didn’t align with the test. For one, “Don’t Trust Me” was a much more popular song than “Little Black Dress,” which didn’t even hit the Billboard Hot 100. “Don’t Trust Me” hit No. 6 in 2009.
“Please, I don’t want to be a Millennial, I just have class,” one TikTok user commented.
“Guess I’m a Millennial now,” another said.
Perhaps a raunchy, electro-pop song from the late 2000s can be what brings us all together in the end.
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