The Punky Power is still strong with this one. Soleil Moon Frye is everywhere right now!
If Peacock’s revival of Punky Brewster is making you feel nostalgic, wait until you see Hulu’s Kid 90. Kid 90 is the ultimate 90’s #throwback featuring Soleil’s teenage diaries, videos, and answering machine messages. The beautiful child star ran with a tight group of fellow thespians throughout Los Angeles and New York City and documented their adventures with an old-school camcorder. Her circle of friends look more like a copy of 16 Magazine… the documentary features Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Brian Austin Green, and Stephen Dorff. Ok, girl. I’m listening.
Soleil had packed away a collection of VHS tapes and diaries and didn’t decide to revisit them until around her 40th birthday. While she loves her children dearly, she said she missed the artist and creative that she used to be. She wanted to revisit that girl.
The doc isn’t all heartthrobs and 90’s hair though. Soleil courageously reveals a traumatic assault that she experienced as a young woman and how navigating that trauma led to depression and experimenting with alcohol and drugs. She also explores loss and remembers some of her friends, like Jonathan Brandis, who lost his battle with depression. You see sweet photos, videos, and listen to voice mails from happier times in Brandis’ life. Soleil tells The Knockturnal‘s Kinsey Schofield that she just got off the phone with Jonathan’s parents who had seen the movie. She says it’s been special to catch up with all of the people featured including Brian Austin Green and Joey Lawrence.
Watch our sit-down with Soleil Moon Frye to learn more about Kid 90 in the video above. Kid 90 premieres on March 12th on Hulu.