Articles by Jessica Collier


“Clueless” and the Father of Little Women

Does Clueless make an argument about the ideals of American education? As if! Amy Heckerling’s 1995 Clueless tells the story of 15-year-old Cher Horowitz and her misadventures. Loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, the film substitutes Beverly Hills for Yorkshire, high school classes for the class-based vitriol of high society, and the presumptuous naiveté of an indulged American teen girl…