Remakes and sequels of beloved films are seemingly being announced every other day. Disney classics, Marvel movies… many people feel like nothing is sacred anymore. But the tip of the iceberg for angry Twitter stans has been today’s announcement that the 1995 classic Clueless – the film that introduced the iconic yellow tartan co-ord, a fresh-faced Paul Rudd and the phrase “As if!” into the mainstream – will be rebooted as a TV show.
The new show was described as “Mean Girls meets Riverdale meets a Lizzo music video”, focusing on what happens when Alicia Silverstone’s Cher mysteriously disappears and her best friend Dionne (Stacey Dash) deals with her new position as school queen bee while trying to find Cher.
After this bizarre, unprecedented news, fans of the original film were not happy, their responses ranging from denial to confusion to unbridled anger. We round up the best reactions to the announcement…
THIS DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW?? CLUELESS??? IS LITERALLY JUST OLD MAN EXECUTIVE "HOW DO YOU DO FELLOW KIDS" MAD LIBS pic.twitter.com/p8wY1chXzI
— Andrea Shea (@whatthe_shea) October 17, 2019
if you watched clueless the TV series, you already know that cher went missing because her dad made them move to bakersfield so dionne and friends had to rescue herhttps://t.co/CJPNnb7web
— gabriel brujería chupacabra cucuy bergado (@gabebergado) October 17, 2019
Another 20 years and somebody is going to have the bright idea of rebooting the gritty teen drama Clueless as a Georgian costume drama https://t.co/fls0QcyAZV
— Chris Espinosa (@cdespinosa) October 17, 2019
Reached for comment, Clueless '95 said: pic.twitter.com/hdKPebRViK
— Women Funnier Than You (@WomenThan) October 17, 2019
SUIT 1: so how should we hook the kids on the clueless reboot
SUIT 2: like a tech startup writing a job listing, dave https://t.co/ubKQfklChJ pic.twitter.com/RajelPg3EU
— Kelly Connolly (@_kellyQ) October 17, 2019
just heard about the Clueless remake pic.twitter.com/p0OkZCjr3X
— Nicole Russell (@nicolerussell91) October 18, 2019