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Mitch doesn't have the potential to be the schools Pink.


He seemed like too much of a geek. Maybe that's the point though. He'll outgrow his friends in the coming years and then become the king of the school

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Pink also isn’t the jock type like Mitch or Benny and the writers did make the similarities between Mitch and Pink pretty obvious with the shared baseball history.

Regardless posture or attitude the Mitch baseball scene also showed that through his talent he’ll earn status in high school and probably be the next Pink.

Overall I’m not that impressed by the actor who played Mitch though, off all the characters he looked a little bleak and inexperienced in comparison.

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Wiley Wiggins who played Mitch wasn't an actor. Linklater saw him walking around Austin and thought he looked good for the part. With that in mind, I think he did a great job.

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He was probably a different guy after that night though. Likely first time getting drunk, he got abused and also got revenge.

But most importantly he got laid. And definitely at a younger age then most teen boys. Maybe not for 75 I'm not sure haha.

But I'm sure that night would have changed his projectory for the rest of his hs career.
Plus he was cool with Pink which helped a lot too.

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He didn't get laid, just made out with the girl for a few hours (remember those virginity days of long make out sessions?) until the sun started to come up. I thought it was sweet.

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Do we definitely know he didn't get laid?

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Yes, it is actually referred to in the table read the cast did a few weeks ago. The narrator prefaces the scene with something to the effect of "After a long make out session with Julie, Mitch arrives home...blah blah blah", but I knew, well am pretty sure, that at that age and the fact that they were fully dressed, nothing happened other than kissing.

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