Let’s go back to: Clueless
Released on July 21, 1995, Clueless was a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. The movie told the story of 16-year-old Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) growing up in posh Beverly Hills with her huge mansion, her best friend Dionne (Stacey Dash), and trying to "save the world" one makeover at a time. The movie also starred the late Brittany Murphy as Cher's pet-project makeover and friend Tai Fraser and Ant-Man himself, Paul Rudd as Cher's step-brother Josh.
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: It's been 20 years since the movie has been released and it still means a lot to those of us in our 20's and 30's. Clueless became famous for its ridiculous outlook on life in Beverly Hills and for its interesting take on vocabulary. We will always remember words like "as if", "Baldwin", "buggin", and so many other original words said by Cher and her friends. I recently told my 24-year-old cousin about this movie telling her, "It's like Mean Girls for the 90's". For those of us who remember and love Clueless, that's what we compared Mean Girls to. Even 20 years later, we still remember that Cher is a "virgin who can't drive" and when you see a stop sign, you "totally pause". And we will always remember our first time driving on the freeway, hoping that it will be far less traumatic than when Dionne's boyfriend Murray (Scrubs' Donald Faison) helped her drive on the freeway for the first time. My point is, that for those of us who grew up in the 1990's, this movie is iconic -- a piece of movie history.
Where can you find it now?: Clueless can be found streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You can also see Paul Rudd as Ant-Man in his first solo film, which is out now, and in next year's Captain America: Civil War. Check out the movie's original trailer right here!