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Podcast: Did HEATHERS Lead to a Darker High School Experience Today?

Heathers 1989 Riley Roberts

Thirty years ago, Daniel Waters wrote Heathers as a response to the John Hughes perspective of teen life, reflecting that getting through high school wasn’t just a struggle, it was survival. Hosts Tara McNamara, Gen X, and Riley Roberts, Gen Z, discuss how the Winona Ryder-Christian Slater classic delivers substantial insight into what it was like to be a teen in the late ’80s and compare it to what high school life is like now – and the impact of Heathers on today’s high school situation.

Tell us your thoughts and theories below after you give it a listen (also available on iTunes, Stitcher, and BlogTalk Radio)!

1 thought on “Podcast: Did HEATHERS Lead to a Darker High School Experience Today?

  1. Hi, saw the article in BR today on your podcast and listened to Say Anything episode . Really enjoyed it! Would love to hear an episode on another John Cusack movie that holds up much much better, Rob Reiner-directed The Sure Thing (1985). No parents in there to speak of but … A true 80s romance classic and Cusack’s best ever film. Not sure if Netflix streams it so you might need to get the disc. Great director’s commentary in bonus material.

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