Bad Ideas: Bravo's Television Revamp of 80s Cult Flick Heathers
Sep 12, 2012 - by Emily Draznik
When we read this news, we literally gasped in horror. Television station Bravo is known for having some pretty awful programming (Real Housewives of New Jersey, anyone?), but they are really twisting the knife in our hearts by announcing that they are revamping 80s cult hit Heathers into some sh*tty modern day television series.
F*ck me gently with a chainsaw, Bravo is about to ruin one of history's greatest cult films. Heathers, a 1980s dark comedy starring a 17-year old Winona Ryder, is getting a reboot set 20 years after the film.
The Hollywood Reporter states, "In the updated take, Heathers picks up 20 years later, with Veronica (Ryder's character) returning home to Sherwood with her teenage daughter, who must contend with the next generation of mean girls: the Ashleys: the daughters of the surviving Heathers."
Did Bravo eat a brain tumor for breakfast? Heathers is not to be messed with. The iconic hair, costumes, and of course the lingo made the 1980s cult flick a hilarious take on the typical high school dramedy. Executive producers Jenny Bicks and Mark Rizzo (of The Man Date fame) are slated to share writing and producing duties, but do we really want a producer of a show called The Man Date meddling with a cult classic?
Someone call Winona Ryder. Us movie fans are up in arms and they better restrain us before our teen angst bull sh*t produces a body count.