With the “OK Boomer” meme, and the war between the Millennials and the Boomers still going strong, more than a few media outlets have observed that the generation between them, Generation X (those of us who were in our teens or early 20s in the 1980s) has been ignored.
“What about the latchkey kids!” and all that.
Recent pop culture, though, is steeped in GenX. “Stranger Things,”while it bypasses many of the actual harsh realities of the ‘80s like the devastating AIDS crisis and racial resegregation, is quintessentially about us. IT is GenX. “The Get Down,” “GLOW,” and “Pose” are, too.
I’m going to go ahead and add “The Mandalorian” to that list.