Stack's movie reviews were an eye-opener. It's been years since I've seen movies like these, but in the 70s and 80s there were a lot of films about the 50s. The bait was wholesome-looking, clean cut boys and trim girls, G-rated music, and the pleasure of going back to an idyllic 1950s town. The hook, the subversion, was stuff like sex scenes, distant and clueless parents, insincere religiosity, the evil town conservative(s), the wisdom of youth/rock music, etc. It's hard to exaggerate how often this template was followed.
The template is simple enough.
Imagine the 1950's as seen through the eyes of a jealous young gamma male jew.