Are Valley girls still popular and do they still exist in 21st century America?
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_girl :
"Valley girl is a socioeconomic stereotype depicting a class of women characterized by the colloquial California English dialect Valleyspeak and materialism. ..."
Valley girls were popular throughout the '80s and '90s. They were popularized during this time in certain songs, TV shows. movies and even in some cartoons.
There is even a trope for "Valley girl":
According to https://bethanyannefray.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/90s-cybergoths/ :
"Valley Girls or ‘Val Gals’ were the stereotypical californian girls of the '80s and '90s, known for their ‘Val Speak’ & materialistic lifestyle. ...
Dress Code – Tartan skirts, Mini Skirts, Mary Jane Strappies, Knee high socks and Velvet hairbands.
Described as ditzy or airheads. Their interests involved shopping, personal appearance and social status.
Val speak is a large part of this group and was adopted by teenagers all over America."
But are Valley girls still popular and do they still exist in 21st century America?
If I created a Valley girl character and aimed it at kids, would this generation's kids know what a "Valley girl" is?
I know there are a few recent cartoon shows that feature Valley girl characters in them.
Please help- thank you.