FEMALE DIRECTORS: Clueless (1995)
“Ugh! As if…”
CONTENT WARNING: Discussions of sexual harassment, a story choice involving step-siblings being romantically involved.
We’re wrapping up our female directors series with the ur-teen comedy that helped kick off movies that defined a generation of high school teens - except maybe David, who hasn’t seen any of them. We’ve tackled some big movies on that list, but possibly none more formative and important than this 1995 film from Amy Heckerling, the director of another seminal teen comedy, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. While there’s jokes and premises that have aged very poorly, and some hit-and-miss performances, there’s a reason this film has lasted as a new classic. And that reason is Paul Rudd. Because, I mean, it’s Paul Rudd. We discuss 1995’s Clueless this week on Macintosh & Maud Haven’t Seen What?!
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Clips from the film Clueless are © 1995, 2006 Paramount Pictures.
Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.