Saturday, June 08, 2013

Observations on the very small number of decent movies Netflix streams

Heathers is not a movie that could be made in the present. First there is the bullying and rampant classmate-killing. Then there is the use of suicide for satire. And as if that all weren't bad enough, all the teachers are shown smoking, indoors.

And I think it goes without saying that this exquisite funeral garb doesn't help:


Withywindle said...

Heathers couldn't have been made then either. It's been a pleasant delusion of mine that it existed for 25 years now.

(I was starting the college application process when it came out, so I really appreciated the bits of Heathers that satirized that part of high school.)

Miss Self-Important said...

Apparently your delusion has been mass-distributed by Netflix. How can I get my delusions out like that?

The movie seems to have been popular in 1989, popular enough to launch Wynona Ryder's career at least, so it must have been amenable to public tastes, or it really would not have been made.

Alpheus said...

Cable TV series!

Miss Self-Important said...

Prediction: no easy gun access, no school massacres, rapid degeneration into after school special on evils of bullying?

Withywindle said...

I don't think I'll watch the remake.