Whether you grew up as a ’90s kid or not, I’m sure you’ve seen Clueless. Or at least you’ve seen snippets of it from when it’s on TV. That’s probably because it’s the best movies of all time… in my opinion, at least. I mean, has there ever been a smarter or greater female character than Cher Horowitz? Um… maybe don’t answer that, actually.
Okay, so Clueless isn’t the smartest movie out there, but there’s no doubt that it’s one of the most fun, and a total classic in its own way. I’ve watched the movie at least 100 times (no exaggeration, it’s my go-to when I’m sad), so I’ve learned a lot from it. And by that, I mean I’ve learned a lot of ridiculous lessons from it. Check out what you can take away from Clueless:
Grades are negotiable.
You don’t have to study, do homework, or put in any effort at school – you only have to put effort into making up lame excuses to talk your teachers into changing your grades. As long as you’re convincing, your C’s will go up to A’s in no time. Yay!
Not everyone can pull off knee socks.
Cher and Dionne might be able to look fabulous (and totally ’90s) in their knee socks/plaid skirt/plaid blazer trend, but in the real world, that look should probably be left to Catholic school uniforms. I mean, seriously ladies, don’t try this at home. I did, and the results were just sad. Let’s be real, not every girl can pull off knee socks and look cute – and if you can, I’m a little bit jealous.
It’s okay to date your step-siblings.
It’s definitely not weird, creepy or a little bit incestuous to date your step-brother. I mean, you guys aren’t actually related, so who cares that you can still technically call him your brother? If you decide to start dating your step-siblings, no one is going to think it’s weird. Everyone’s probably going to think it’s adorable. No biggie.
You’ll learn to drive… eventually.
Okay, so maybe you pause at stop signs and fly into the curb in the brand new car your parents just bought you, but so what? You need something to learn on, right? Right. No need to learn how to park either, because anywhere worth going has valet. Eventually you’ll learn how to be a good driver, and until then, you can always try charming your driving instructor to get a license. Or maybe not.
Plastic surgery in high school is normal.
As witnessed by the insane amount of girls wandering around Clueless wearing casts on their noses and chins, going under the knife when you’re barely 16-years-old is normal, acceptable and totally fine. Why accept your body for what it is? As if.
Gay guys make great shopping buddies.
So, you have a crush on a dude who turns out to be gay. No big deal, once you realize he’s off-limits, you can just make him one of your best friends. He’ll make the perfect shopping buddy. It’s not a stereotype at all!
Playing match-maker is really easy.
Do you have two totally miserable, totally undateable teachers in your life who are giving you terrible grades? Well, why not just set them up? Or maybe you have two friends you think would be cute together even though they’re obviously into other people? Who cares, just set them up! All you have to do is make up a few lies, and everything will magically fall into place. Easy peasy.
Makeovers can change your life.
When Cher decides to take pity on Tai, the tragically unhip newcomer at Beverly Hills High, she fixes up her hair, makeup and wardrobe and BAM – Tai is suddenly hot, popular and kind of a brat. Who knew that was all it took?! Go out, buy some new clothes and makeup, and your life will be totally different.
High school boys are the worst.
In the words of Cher, high school boys are “like dogs – you have to clean them and feed them, and they’re just like these nervous creatures that jump and slobber all over you.” Just look at Dionne and Murray’s relationship. According to Cher, boys magically mature when they go to college. Um… not always, Cher. Not always.
You never want to be a virgin who can’t drive.
One of the best lines from Clueless (because it’s totally ridiculous) has to be Tai’s nasty remark to Cher: “You’re a virgin who can’t drive.” Ouch. Cher is totally crushed and who can blame her? Who wants to be a virgin who can’t drive? There’s really nothing worse than that, guys.
Do you love Clueless? What did you get from the movie? What’s your favorite ’90s movie? Tell us in the comments!