The Movie Clueless is Now Getting Its Own Comic Book

The movie Clueless will forever be a classic movie that helped define a 90s generation of teens.   Focusing on the lives of a few Beverly Hills teens navigating their way through high school, relationships, and growing up, the movie still holds up today as a cultural reference to the teen angst experienced in the mid 80s.  Alicia Silverstone played Cher Horowitz, the movie’s lead and what followed after the movie were a number of terms like “buggin” and “dope” that kids would be using all the time.  Many of you might not remember but Clueless was actually a TV show for a short time, a very short time.

Now, over 20 years later, the Clueless story will live on in comic book format.  The comic will be written by Amber Benson (Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), and illustrated by fellow Betty Siobhan Keenan (Adventure Time). According to the press release, the comic continues the journey of Cher, Dionne, and Tai as they attend Bronson Alcott High School. They struggle to figure out their plans after high school, and discover what they want to do with the rest of their lives.

Benson, who actually auditioned for the role of Tai back in the day, said she wasn’t surprised the movie became a pop-culture phenomenon, and is excited to continue the movie’s legacy with an all-new story.  She told Vanity Fair they’re using research from the U.C.L.A Linguistics department to stay true to the time period, with a “slang book” of terms kids used during the ‘90s.

Not surprisingly the movie still holds up today and we can still look back on it with fond memories but also as a reasonably accurate portrayal of the issues adolescents faced at that time (albeit in Beverly Hills).

Can a comic book that continues the narrative of the movie be successful?  I will personally not be finding out but don’t let me stop you from picking up a copy.


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