There really isn't another film quite like Heathers. Sure, it gets referenced a lot when describing other teen movies, but the comparisons are largely superficial. There's an unmatched darkness swirling beneath the confectionery exterior of this that makes it hilarious and horrifying in equal measure.
As we learned during our discussion, the first viewing can be a pretty jarring experience that takes some time to process. It was controversial when it was released thirty years ago, it became even more controversial as time went on, and now it's time for the HDYR gang to unpack Heathers and see what all the fuss is about.
Topics include: how any expectations are immediately dashed by the opening moments, why this is more Carrie than Clueless, the recent stage and TV adaptations, alternate casting choices for the roles of Veronica and J.D., whether or not one of the original endings has a little bit more bite, how real life events changed the way we feel about certain aspects of all of this, and much much more!