Beyond Clueless

Beyond Clueless

  • UK, Canada
  • 91
  • 18A
  • Charlie Lyne
  • Billy Boyd Cape (Producer)
  • Catherine Bray (Producer)
  • Anthony Ing (Producer)
  • Charlie Lyne (Producer)
  • Charlie Lyne (Editor)
  • Charlie Lyne (Writer)
  • Summer Camp (Music)

The post-John Hughes teen movie explored the agony and ecstasy of adolescence in a world of choker collars and frosted tips. It was a time when Cher Horowitz was the ultimate fashion icon, Freddie Prinze, Jr. the ultimate dreamboat and cafeteria seating arrangements were explicitly mapped out based on cliques. Gathering together and editing footage from over 200 of these films, Beyond Clueless weaves together a comprehensive visual essay exploring the tropes behind a distinct segment of American film history. The spliced narratives showcase the connections between characters and storylines, indicating key patterns and teasing out potential thematic subtexts that lie within these worlds. Fairuza Balk provides in-depth theoretical narration that guides us through an era that objectified an apple pie, dabbled in occultism and tried to make “fetch” happen. Gabor Pertic

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