Get ready to feel pretty vintage – 17 years ago today, the greatest movie ever premiered in movie theaters across America: CLUELESS.
If you’re any kind of awesome, this movie has definitely had an impact in your life, whether big or small. Obviously, it has had a GIANT impact in mine (if you spend more than 30 seconds talking to me, you’ll know). If you’re “too young” for “Clueless” to mean much to you, please know that there would be no “Mean Girls” without “Clueless.” If you’re too young to remember “Mean Girls,” go away because I hatechu and your youth.
I actually saw the movie in theaters, but since I refuse to tell my real age to anyone, all I can say without lying to you is that I was not a teenager yet, and definitely not old enough to understand many of the scenes in the movie. Put it this way: I was still a virgin who couldn’t drive when I saw it, and for many years afterward. However, that’s part of what’s made it so fun to watch and re-watch over the years. Every time I watch it, I learn something new. Like, I totally know where “below Sunset” refers to in LA and what a “cake boy” is now. Did you know the term “cake boy” before watching Clueless? I didn’t. I can’t even begin to emphasize how much this movie has influenced my vernacular (“vernacular” is also a word I learned from the movie). By the way, can you even believe that Stacey Dash is damn near 50 now and still looks amazing?! What is she taking, aaaaand can I have some?
Since this blog is all about living life in L.A. as a total betty, I thought I’d share with you the following:
#5. Obviously, the first moment would be the day I saw Clueless, way back in 1995. My twenty-something year old aunt, who was a total party girl and the idol of my youth, went to see it with her best friend and they let me come along. I definitely remember feeling so “adult.”
#4. Seeing Donald Faison, aka Murr-ay, sitting on the steps of the Hollywood Athletic Club on his phone as I was driving by. Since I was headed toward the 101 freeway, I shouted “YO MURRAY! WE GETTIN’ ON THE FREEWAY!” He smiled and gave me a peace sign. RULING.
#3. Driving to work with the first / best / worst hangover of my life the morning after my three
18th 21st birthday parties, and pulling over to throw up in a liquor store parking lot, only to realise mid-vom it was the same one Cher Horowitz was held up in during the movie.
#2. Texting one of my best friends post-vom with “I’m having a Twin Peaks experience,” and actually meaning it because I totally was.
And the best, awesomest, #1 Clueless moment of my life:
#1: Having lunch with Alicia Silverstone this past April, courtesy of Juice Beauty. OMG aren’t you DYING?!
If you need any more reasons why Clueless is still the greatest movie ever, check out the links below:
♥ Buzzfeed: 13 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Movie Clueless
♥ Time: Top 10 Reasons Why Clueless Is Still So Awesome
♥ The Coveteur: Cher Horowitz Gets Coveteur’d
♥ Glamour: In Memory of Brittany Murphy, a Tribute to Tai’s “Clueless” Makeover Scene