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Reasons why you should watch Heathers (1988)
  • Shows how society exploits suicide for their own benefit
  • One kickass female protagonist that admits she’s done wrong in the end instead of making excuses for her behavior
  • This movie inspired Mean Girls and Scream Queens
  • A hell of a dark story line for your typical 80s high school movie 
  • Winona Ryder’s sarcasm
  • If a popular student dies, the whole school will notice. If a “nobody” dies, everyone waves it off. 
  • Three Queen Bitches™ that actually struggle with various conflicts in their lives like every other teenage student
  • Accurately portrays how grief of a fellow student’s suicide doesn’t feel genuine
  • Popular female protagonist doesn’t abandon her pre-popularity friendships
  • Chilling parallels (”Great pate, but I gotta motor if I want to get to that party/funeral”)
  • Over exaggerated but still relatively accurate caricature of brutal social hierarchy that’s high school
  • The AESTHETICS and COLOR SYMBOLISM
  • Adults are generally unhelpful when it comes to high school matters 
  • Black comedy that’s so humorous and morbid to the point where it’s sickly hilarious 
  • Portrays the lesson that killing a problem doesn’t always solve it

but like,, ok hear me out- everybody lives and they form a band called ‘Veronica and the Heathers’ and they write songs about how crappy JD is and how he sucks n stuff- 

HEATHERS VIDEOS YOU SHOULD ALL WATCH

I myself have fallen down the “heathers videos on YouTube” rabbit hole sooo many times. But if for some reason you haven’t (or you’re new to the musical) these are my top 13 favorite videos on the tube that feature heathers. Some of these are OBC and some are other productions. I’ve literally probably watched all these videos like 5 times in their entirety. Enjoy.

1. OBC previewing the show: https://youtu.be/fjxacuu6b1Q

2. Original Heather Duke (Queen Alice Lee) covers Candy store: https://youtu.be/mG5Na03CINI

3. “JD Never saw that point shoe coming”: https://youtu.be/XOfrs_tck-Y

4. Live footage (not illegal!!) of OBC!: https://youtu.be/Gpad8LUEwsg

5. More non-illegal live footage of OBC!: https://youtu.be/ZxE05TP_hL8

6. Dead girl walking in the recording studio: https://youtu.be/1oyrGBahq50

7. This performance of candy store: https://youtu.be/sKSKK2KgPYQ (features OBC minus Alice Lee..Kristolyn played Duke in the original LA production tho!!)

8. Aaaand this performance of candy store: https://youtu.be/bFpYeFLqkXY

9. This cover of seventeen: https://youtu.be/4h49RTARPDs

10. This medley: https://youtu.be/gJRA_GMuE3E

11. This performance of dead girl walking: https://youtu.be/P4VEs2rDVEo

12. Jessica’s mashup of Beautiful (Carol King) and Beautiful (Heathers): https://youtu.be/jF9kl25udDs

And finally

13. Blue: https://youtu.be/fBcD9Z91R7E

Congrats! You have been heathers educated. But for real, just listen to the cast album and you’re good to go. This is useful for late night video binging, though.

  • Phsycic: *reads my mind*
  • Me: On tHE outSIDe alwayS LOOkinG in Will i ever be MORe thaN IVE alwaYs bEen cauSe Im TAP Tap TaPpIng on The GLasS WAving throuGH A winDO-THE DEMON QUEEN OF HIGH SCHOOL HAS DECREED IT, MONDAY 8AM I WILL BE DELETED THEYLL HUNT ME DOWN IN STUDY HALL STUFF AND MOUNT ME ON THE WALL 30 HOURS TO LIVE HOW WILL I SPEND I-So sO so SO thIs IS what It feeLS lIKe tO matCH WiTS with SOmeone At YOUr LevEL whAT the HELL iS ThE caTch ITs the FEEling oF FREeDom of sEeIng thE liGHt itS BEn FranKlin WiTh a kEy anD a KITe- *Mii theme song spontaneously starts playing on a loop*
  • Physic: What the fuck.
Dead Girl Walking But You're Standing Outside of JDs Window
Dead Girl Walking But You're Standing Outside of JDs Window

It’s Dead Girl Walking, but You’re Standing outside of JDs Window (you creeper)


This took me an hour on garage band and three computer crashes. Was it worth it? Yes, yes it was.

Is it also incredibly weird if you think too much about it? Yes, yes it is.

(inspired by this post)