Another day, another dollar made off of relics from the '90s. Yesterday it was a musical adaptation of Full House starring Perez Hilton (still cringing). Today it's Clueless' turn. The movie's writer and director Amy Heckerling has confirmed that she's written a script for a stage production that will be a "jukebox musical," meaning it will consist of music we already know à la Mamma Mia!, instead of original songs.
So okay, I don't want to be a traitor to my generation and all, but Clueless finding its way to Broadway doesn't seem as odious to me as The Craft remake or the Reality Bites one. For starters, Amy Heckerling is running the ship, not just consulting. She created Cher's world and knows how to navigate it. Second, the music from that movie is amazing, even the Mighty Mighty Bosstones number! Just imagine Coolio's "Rollin' with My Homies" blasting in some hallowed Broadway theater while a '90s clog flies! Are you as totally butt crazy in love with this idea as I am?
The only thing I'm nervous about is casting. So is Heckerling: "Well, casting—that's like going to be like the main problem.” I like totally agree, especially after finding a 2014 quote attributed to Heckerling about casting a well-known pop star as Cher: "Katy Perry has expressed interest, and I love her to death."
I didn't know how to feel about this so I asked a coworker to direct my emotions and she summed it up perfectly: "I mean, she's not the most annoying possibility." We naturally started brainstorming other casting ideas. Zendaya as Dionne. Lorde as Tai. No one as Josh, unless it's Paul Rudd again. We're crossing our fingers that Brittany Murphy (miss you, bb) pulls some strings in heaven to get us the cast this musical deserves.
In honor of this news and the fact that it's almost Friday, let's listen to the whole soundtrack right now!