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Did you really think we’d do a series on female directed films and not talk about Amy Heckerling’s Clueless? AS IF!!

Flixwise regular, Anne Marie Kelly, outlines why she thinks the seminal 1995 teen comedy is worthy of the Flixwise Favorites List. She’ll have to convince Lady P, Kristen Sales, and Marya E. Gates that her fondness for the film stems not just from wardrobe envy or a ’90s nostalgia trip, but from the film’s formal attributes and cultural significance as well. Listen up to see if the panel agrees that Clueless is one of the Greatest Movies of All Time.

Along the way, they talk outfits (duh!), compare Clueless to Emma–the original Jane Austen text–and admire the film’s progressive take on sexuality. Plus, Kristen offers a rousing sermon on awe of the teen movie genre, which is definitely not-to-be-missed.


Check out the other films in our Female Filmmaker Extravaganza!:

  1. Jeanne Dielman
  2. Point Break
  3. Little Women

About the author: Lady P

Founder, President, and Head Film Snob at Flixwise Podcast

1 Comment

  1. I have never seen Clueless.
    Most teen films, except those from my youth, make me want to yell “Get Off My Lawn!”.
    I was well past the age Clueless was marketed for when it was released and I have never had a desire to see it, however, since hearing your podcast, I will give it a shot when I can.
    I enjoy your discussions, even though I feel that men get a bit of a….not bashing, but a little bit of the short end of the stick. (however, my lovely, liberal, feminist wife would most likely disagree with me and agree 100% with you ladies)
    I don’t think people think of teenage girls as subhuman, a pain in the rear, but not subhuman.
    By the way, that is the job of teenagers, of both sexes, to be pains in the rears of those who actually know more about life.
    Two last things about teenagers.
    1. The main difference between a teenage girl and a teenage boy when you tell them they can’t do something or hang around certain people, the teenage boy will say “ok” and then go ahead and do it anyway.
    The teenage girl will have to spend an hour explaining to you why you are wrong, then go ahead and do it anyway.
    2. Nothing new about teenagers, there is an old quote, attributed to Mark Twain, that basically goes like this:
    “When I was a boy of sixteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-three, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

    Keep up the good work, I am very happy to have found this podcast.
    (podcast is the right word, correct?)

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