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7 Iconic Filming Locations You Can Rent for Your Next Vacation

Because we all need an escape from reality now and then.

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Since lockdowns and social distancing have taken over the world since spring, we've had to become more creative about vacations.

For some people that means going on a camping trip or renting a cabin in the middle of nowhere to escape the city and pretend the world doesn't exist for a while. But for those of us who aren't up for roughing it, there are some options for a different kind of escape.

If you would rather relax in luxury, pretending to be a celebrity, or a character in your favorite movie or TV show, these vacation rentals may be right for you...

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It's All Happening: The Legacy of "Almost Famous" 20 Years Later

Released in 2000, Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical film is an ode to the love of music.

Before Cameron Crowe was a movie director and screenwriter, he was living a life many teenagers—and adults—can only dream of.

At age 16, the Southern California native had already achieved a major life accomplishment: A cover story for Rolling Stone. It was 1973, and Crowe had spent three weeks on the road profiling the Allman Brothers Band, becoming the youngest ever contributor to the magazine at the time.

If this story sounds familiar to you, then you've probably seen Almost Famous, the beloved music comedy-drama film that turned 20 years old last weekend.

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Before Its Time: "Josie and the Pussycats" Was Anticapitalist Before It Was Cool

Almost two decades later, the cult teen comedy still holds up surprisingly well.

It seems like every major issue plaguing our country in 2020 can all be traced back to one nefarious source: capitalism.

But back in 2001—when things were still "just kind of bad" instead of "really bad"—one particular teen musical-comedy tried to warn us of the impending evil to come. That movie was Josie and the Pussycats, a story of a young girl band who get a first-hand look at the dark side of the music industry.

Josie and the Pussycats was loosely based on the Archie Comics series and the 1970s cartoon of the same name, following a wide-eyed pop-punk trio and best friends Josie, Valerie, and Melody as they navigate being offered a sudden major label record deal. On the surface, the film appears as another lighthearted "be careful what you wish for" tale, but it carries a much darker deeper meaning upon closer examination.

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