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The Friday Five: 90s Teen Movies

We’re excited that The Duff is finally in theaters since it’s been a while since we’ve had a teen comedy in theaters – unlike the 90s when one seemed to open every week.  Here are some of our favorite 90s teen movies and their best musical moments.

1. Clueless
The greatest movie of all time, and one of the greatest soundtracks, with everyone from Coolio to Radiohead to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.  The soundtrack is being reissued in April on vinyl for its 20th (!!!) anniversary.

2. Drive Me Crazy
Starring a pre-Entourage Adrian Grenier and a post-Sabrina Melissa Joan Hart, with a theme song by Britney Spears.

3. She’s All That
So many great musical moments, like Rachel Leigh Cook walking down the stairs to “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer.  But our favorite is the dance scene, where the entire school knows the choreography to “Funk Soul Brother” by Fatboy Slim.

4. Never Been Kissed
Michael Vartan = bae.  We can’t listen to the Beach Boys’ “Don’t Worry Baby” without thinking of this movie’s ending.

5. 10 Things I Hate About You
Everyone wanted to be serenaded by Heath Ledger.

Casting the “Clueless” Musical

“Clueless” is our favorite movie of all time.  We can recite the whole movie by heart (and we quote it almost daily).

We were beyond thrilled to hear that director Amy Heckerling is working on a “Clueless” musical!  As she told Vulture, she’s already written a book and song lyrics for the show, and Katy Perry has expressed interest in being in it (I mean, who wouldn’t?!)  The show is still in the early stages, so we thought about which young stars we’d like to see star in “Clueless” on Broadway a few years down the road.  Even though they’d have some major purple clogs to fill.

Sabrina Carpenter as Cher – If you’ve seen Sabrina on “Girl Meets World,” then you know she’s got the attitude to pull off the role.  And she can sing, too!

Nat Wolff as Josh – This was a difficult choice.  Josh has to be the perfect blend of adorable, intelligent, and snarky to keep up with Cher.  Nat certainly fits the bill, and he’s both a musician and an actor.  Runner Up:  Kyle Harris.  Kyle had a short turn on “The Carrie Diaries,” and has also been in productions of “West Side Story.”

Willow Smith as Dionne – We all know she can whip her hair back and forth (polyester or not), and she’s also got the the style to pull off any of Dionne’s ensembles.  Even if she’s been shopping with Dr. Seuss.

Leon Thomas as Murray – We’ve seen Leon Thomas in Victorious and we’d love to see him stretch his acting wings as the braces wearing, head shaving,  baggy pants wearing boyfriend of Dionne.

Carly Rae Jepsen as Tai – She was the first person we thought of for Tai, maybe because she just finished a turn in “Cinderella” on Broadway.

Dave Franco as Elton – Not only is Franco a total dead-ringer for Elton, can’t you just picture him doing the “Rollin’ With the Homies” dance?

James Maslow as Christian – Let’s face it:  he’s a total Baldwin.  Plus he can sing, he can dance, he can act…what more do you want?

Chloe Bridges as Amber – Chloe practically specializes at playing frenemies – we loved her on “The Carrie Diaries” (RIP), and her latest role on “Pretty Little Liars.”  She could nail the part of Amber.

Aaron Carter as Travis – Why not?  He already has a few Broadway shows on his resume.  And we can totally picture him hanging on that grassy knoll over there.

Donnie Wahlberg as Cher’s Dad – Basically, we’d just love to see Donnie on Broadway.  He’s both a boy band member, and an actor, so he could totally nail a Broadway show.  Plus can’t you picture him saying “Cher get in here!  What the hell is that?”

We’ll let you know as soon as there are any developments on this, in the meantime you can watch “Clueless” on  Netflix.  Or just watch Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” video for the abridged version.