Last year marked the 25th anniversary of scrunchie-popularizing cult classic Heathers, the story of Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) and her embattled relationships with her “Heather” posse, her psycho boyfriend J.D. (Christian Slater), and her own conscience after she and J.D. set about taking down the popular kids in her school one by one.
Despite that carnage, Heathers is a movie for the ages and it is chock full of infinitely quotable gems. That’s not surprising since it was written by Daniel Waters (brother to the director of Mean Girls, Mark Waters) while he was a video store clerk. Luckily your angst bullsh*t doesn’t have to have a body count for these bon mots to be a fun addition to your everyday gallery of phrases. And, if you are already asking people what their damage is, you are a hero.
“How very.” – Veronica
Hands down this is the easiest quote to work into daily conversation and it works as a handy online gif for moments of low to medium-low snark. It can help people see the real priorities: grow up, be adults, and die.
“I love my dead gay son.” – Kurt’s Dad
All parents should be on board with loving their gay children, but it should happen before they are dead. That feels like both a comment on this scene and the script for an amazing PSA.