A few years ago Matt became very aware of how much Clueless was a part of my very soul when he walked in the house after work and found me, my best friend and one of his gay co-workers camped out on our couch reciting the lines along with the movie (without subtitles).
He was terrified.
Valspeak is prominent in my daily vocabulary. I can't go one day without adding "totally" or "like" or "I know right?" to my conversations.
When Clueless came out in theatres, I was eleven years old and my sister and I left the movie complex and went straight to the mall to purchase several pair of color coordinated knee highs immediately after. Despite not living anywhere near Beverly Hills, our local mall had an entire section called "Off Rodeo Drive" where we would go, hang out and eat italian ice and drink cappuccinos. We were so totally existential.
Truthfully though, we learned a lot from this simple classic film:
- I knew the definitions and proper usage of words such as: faux, polyester, and ballistic.
- I understood that it does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty.
- Grades are negotiable.
- The occasional makeover is necessary.
- Cindy Crawford is 5'10.
- Everywhere in L.A. takes twenty minutes.
I'm also still sad that Brittany Murphy died.
Here are some of my favourite lines . . . .
Amber: Was I the only one listening? I thought it reeked.
Cher: I believe that was your designer imposter perfume.
Mel: So, what did you do in school today?
Cher: Well, I broke in my purple clogs.
Mel: What the hell is that?
Cher: A dress.
Mel: Says who?
Cher: Calvin Klein.
Cher: Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.
What's your favourite line from Clueless?
Writing Prompt by Mama Kat