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