Fake Geek Girls
Episode 111


Melissa Brinks published on

Lick it up, baby, because we're taking a closer look at 1989's Heathers, a cult film dissecting the cold, calculating dark side of humanity (and the Reagan era). We also take a little jaunt into the disastrous television adaptation and the extremely catch music to ask the nagging question, "Does Heathers have any relevance today?"

Warning: In addition to swearing, this episodes contains references to suicide, sexual assault, eating disorders, and school violence.

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Investigating the 1980s Hollywood Teen Genre: Adolescence, Character, Space by Patrick O’Neill

“Heathers” Blew Up the High-School Comedy by Naomi Fry

‘Heathers’ Turns 30: Why Winona Ryder’s Agent Begged Her Not to Do the Subversive Teen Movieby Susan King 

The Stark Screen Teen: Echoes of James Dean in Recent Young Rebel Roles (2005) in 'Rebel Without a Cause': Approaches to a Maverick Masterwork by Timothy Shary

A Brief History of Punch-Down Comedy by Sascha Cohen 

Still Very, 25 Years Later: The Bleak Genius of Heathers by Alan Zilberman

Heathers: An oral history by Adam Markovitz

Nightmare in the Mirror: Adolescence and the Death of Difference by Scott Long

Profiles in Ontological Rebellion: The Presence of Moby-Dick in Heathers by Randy Laist

Is Heathers too shocking for 2018? by Emma Jones

Heathers Writers Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy Break Down the Musical’s Full Album Track by Track  

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