Any gay worth their weight in bumming will know the script to Clueless aggressive top to lazy bottom, and right back again. Not since Whatever Happened To Baby Jane, Valley of the Dolls, Grey Gardens, In Bed With Madonna, All About Eve, Some Like It Hot, anything with Joan Crawford in it, Smashing Time and Diana Ross is Mahogany had a film so brilliantly penetrated the gay consciousness/provided us with a daily script for our glittering lives. Why, only yesterday we feigned a mugging in Islington, lay prostrate on the hard ground and insisted the miscreant pointed his designer-imposter gun at our head just so we could protest, ‘It’s an Alaia!’ You can’t just hang around waiting for things to happen…!
And now, writer/director Amy Heckerling has announced she is working on a musical version of our second favourite film of all time. We’d say it was our first favourite film of all time but you’ll only judge.
‘I’m working with Kristin Hanggi, who directed Rock of Ages. I want it to be a jukebox musical. There’s a lot of songs that could work there, like ‘Fantastic Voyage,’ with its ‘slide, slide, slippity slide’. A lot of things that could lead to you getting conked. We used ‘Kids in America’ in Clueless, but it was one of the songs I was considering for Fast Times, before I knew if I could get the Go-Gos.’
Then there’s Rolling With The Homies, anything by Billie ‘I love him!’ Holiday, I’m Gonna Be A Supermodel, and the jingle to Mentos Mints. We think we might have to send ourselves gifts to celebrate.
ps. It does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty!
Clueless, the musical! We're so excited we're slipping off our designer-imposter rocking chair...,