Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

The Scroll

No. 24: Clueless

She found her thrills in Beverly Hills

Print Email

1995, dir. Amy Heckerling. Cher Horowitz is a JAP. She has a computer that helps her coordinate her outfits each morning, goes to school fully made-up, and drives around with her high-school friends in an open-top Jeep, despite the fact that she does not have a valid driver’s license. It could be Long Island, but we know it’s Beverly Hills, mainly because Cher takes her restorative shopping breaks on Rodeo Drive. And in the end, she falls in love with the smart college boy and trades her social climbing for do-gooding—though, inevitably, with a bit of shadchan meddling on the side.

Print Email

Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

Jane Austen for teen Jews!

Beverly Hills is a lot more Jewish than Long Island. Long Island is really fairly mixed – Italians and Irish and the like. Beverly has no Italians and no Irish, though, mostly just Jews (these days, Persian and Ashkenazi, back in the day, mostly Ashkenazi).

Maayan says:

I maintain that Clueless is a masterpiece. It’s at the zenith of its genre – and – not remotely stupid. So many gems.

“do you like billie holiday?”
“I love him!”



Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

No. 24: Clueless

She found her thrills in Beverly Hills

More on Tablet:

Rediscovering the First Woman Rabbi

By Laura Geller — Ordained in 1935, Regina Jonas died at Auschwitz. Now, she’s being honored.