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Remember when every movie trailer was sprawled with the beautiful people?  It seemed that throughout the 80s, 90s and even early 2000s, movie studios sold the idea of the cool protagonist, the ones that viewers could vicariously live through for an hour or two, and therefore strive to be more fashionable, more popular, and live life more like Ferris Bueller.

Well something has happened in Hollywood, and nowadays we are seeing a whole lot more of the dorky, the unpopular and, well, the Inbetweeners. You know, the people you’ve actually met, become friends with, or see when you look in the mirror.

But how did we get here? Well, here is our explanation. Read on for Portable’s list of the progression of “cool”.