Hulu’s 90’s Kid Documentary

Hulu’s 90’s Kid documentary was released two days ago. If you’re an 80s and early 90s baby, then you will definitely enjoy this documentary. As a teenager in the 90s, actress Soleil Moon Frye carried a camera everywhere she went. In this documentary, you see appearances from Brian Austin Green, Mark Paul Gosselaar, David Arquette and more young actors whom Frye is friends with. Frye captured other actors in her camera such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Kevin Connolly.

I enjoyed this documentary. Frye revealed a lot about herself that we didn’t know before. She has kept old tapes and diaries that she shared in the documentary. It was very bold and brave of her to share these things. Frye shared her struggles in Hollywood. The industry didn’t take her seriously because people would be focusing too much on her breast. Frye decided to take action and had surgery. She tried to get away from the “Punky Brewster” image that people couldn’t get rid of their minds.

I remember seeing Soleil Moon Frye when she made an appearance on Saved by the Bell. When I realized it was her in the documentary, I said to myself, “Oh snap! That’s her?” I also think it was good for both Soleil and Mark to mention that when you’re a teenager in Hollywood, they treat and look at you as an adult. Mark said that he doesn’t want his kids in the business because of the things he saw.

This documentary’s sad moment is when we see these young artists died so young and so suddenly. You had a lot of them commit suicide. Frye said that she couldn’t believe that she didn’t pay too much attention back then when she said some of her friends were feeling lonely to the point where they committed suicide. For example, Jonathan Brandis. He was a young actor and was good friends with Frye. Frye cried while going back and listening old voicemail from Brandis. He died by suicide in 2003. Frye feels some guilt for not seeing the pain he was going through.

Frye seems to be in a better life now. She’s married with four kids.

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