Between its fashion and its catchphrases, Clueless shot into the cultural zeitgeist in a way that few teen films before or since have done. Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Emma, director Amy Heckerling created a good-natured parody of the charmed lives led by California’s elite, also managing to transcend many of the predictable beats that most teen films hit. Sure, it’s layered in Valley Girl speak and knee socks, but, at its heart, Clueless is warm and progressive. Between Clueless and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Heckerling really made a huge cultural impact. The film was a sleeper hit upon its release, and was followed by a television show that ran for three seasons (and brought back a handful of cast members) and a book series.
The teen film genre doesn’t seem to shine quite like it once did, but Clueless has stood the test of time, thanks to its originality, wit, and vibrant cast of offbeat characters. Let’s check in with the cast to see what they’ve been up to since the last time they were rollin’ with the homies.