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The Blue Lagoon, 35 Years Later: 10 Film Facts to Know

Celebrate The Blue Lagoon's 35th Anniversary with 10 Movie Facts You Should Know

Originally posted 07/01/2015 01:30PM

It's the story of two young people freed from society's restraints and allowed to find true love on an island paradise. Or it's a more tawdry tale about two island-bound cousins who spend most of the film not wearing clothes. Regardless of your personal perspective on The Blue Lagoon, it became a pop culture phenomenon when it hit theaters on July 5, 1980.

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FIRST LOOK: Indiana Evans Covers Up in Blue Lagoon Remake

Indiana Evans Covers Up in Blue Lagoon Remake

Originally posted 04/03/2012 10:20AM

What's with the clothes?

As filming continues in Puerto Rico for Lifetime's TV remake of The Blue Lagoon, it looks like producers are taking a more modest approach to costumes than Brooke Shield's no-top-no-problem take in the iconic 1980 film.

This time, Australian actress Indiana Evans is making her splash in the lagoon outfitted in denim shorts and a (fittingly) blue bikini top.

While Shields, then 15, wore what PEOPLE at the time described as "artfully shredded dinner napkins," Evans, 21, has been photographed on-set in button-down shirts and jeans as the shipwrecked Emmaline.

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Former Teen Heartthrob Christopher Atkins Gives Advice to Jonas Brothers

Former Teen Heartthrob Christopher Atkins Gives Advice to Jonas Brothers

Originally posted 02/06/2009 05:40PM

During the summer of 1980 there was arguably no teen star more popular than Christopher Atkins. His movie, The Blue Lagoon, was one of the most buzzed about films of the year and his star power went from zero to sixty after it came out.

"I was recognized all over the planet. Everywhere. It boggled my mind," Atkins, 47 tells PEOPLE in its latest issue. The actor, along with six other former teen idols, examines fame on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol.

Looking back on his younger days, Atkins offers a bit of advice to today's heartthrobs, namely the Jonas Brothers.

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