Kevin Bacon tells millennials why the ’80s were cool

Remember life before a smartphone? The hectoring star of '80s classic "Footloose" does! VIDEO

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Kevin Bacon tells millennials why the '80s were cool Kevin Bacon, in a video for Mashable (Credit: Mashable)

“Two-time Saturn Award nominee” Kevin Bacon loved the 1980s, and with good reason — with “Footloose,” he was one of the decade’s breakout stars. But today’s shiftless millennials don’t know about the joys and challenges of life in that decade, and that’s why Bacon (now a star of “The Following”) has set out to spread “eighties awareness” in a new video by Mashable — get ready to learn about Rubik’s Cube, the Cold War and, most chillingly, life without smartphones!

Daniel D'Addario is a staff reporter for Salon's entertainment section. Follow him on Twitter @DPD_

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