A full quarter-century in the past, a complete Betty sauntered into our lives, bringing together with her a completely new vernacular, the dreamiest closet we by no means knew we would have liked and a coming of age story that continues to resonate with every new technology that discovers it.
Additionally, Paul Rudd. A lot Paul Rudd.
Frankly, it is laborious to totally encapsulate all that Amy Heckerling‘s Clueless gave us. There’s the ’90s teen lingo (completely buggin’, full-on Monet), the dialogue that also delights (“And my buns, they do not really feel nothin’ like metal,”), the licensed platinum soundtrack (“Rollin’ With My Homies”!), the fashions that inspired hordes of Gen Xers to step away from the grunge and, most significantly, a feminist icon who confirmed you can be flawed and a bit vapid and nonetheless robust AF.
And all of it started with a easy request. Coming off Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Look Who’s Speaking, writer-director Heckerling “was requested by Fox’s TV division to pitch them an concept,” she recalled to The Telegraph in 2015. “They mentioned, ‘we would like you to do one thing about younger individuals. In regards to the cool youngsters in highschool, as a result of all the fellows who pitch us highschool concepts at all times pitch them in regards to the nerds.'”