As If! A Clueless Remake Is In The Works
It's no secret that I love everything 90's. The music, the movies, the nostalgia of it all. I've never considering myself a sentimental person, but now that I'm in my 30's (EARLY 30's mind you) I find myself gushing over any piece of entertainment from my youth. So you can imagine my excitement when Variety announced that remake of Clueless was in the works. That feeling of excitement was immediately followed by, please don't mess this up.
The 1995 cult classic has been a cultural touchstone for the better part of 25 years and is still one of my favorites of all time, even though at the tender age of 11, I didn't understand half the jokes and innuendo the movie offered. I totally believed that when Tai asked Cher for "some kind of herbal refreshment", that she really was asking for tea. That naivety only made the movie better the older I got it. On first viewing, I just knew I loved Cher, her closet, her friends, let's face it, I basically wanted to be, or at least be friends with, Alicia Silverstone's lovable character. Now that I really mull it over, in 1995 I think I wanted to be Dionne, but in 2018, I definitely don't want to be Stacy Dash.
Anyway, enough about me, you guys want to know the details about remake, and more importantly, is it going to suck. Paramount Pictures who originally made the film are the owners of this new project and have enlisted Girl's Trip writer Tracey Oliver to produce, and the writer of Glow (that Netflix show about female wrestlers) Marquita Robinson has been tapped to pen the script. Since the project is still in the very early stages there's no word on the cast yet or a timeline for completion.
This could totally go either way. Done right, it could be spectacular, but realistically how many of these remakes really do the original justice?