The Heathers TV show, a remake of the 1988 cult classic starring Winona Ryder, arrives soon.
Ever since its announcement, people didn’t know how to feel about it. Paramount Network released a new red band (aka uncensored) trailer for the show and people are more opinionated than ever.
In the original movie, Veronica (Ryder) tires of her time with the popular Heather clique. She and her new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), plan to ruin them. However, things quickly get out of hand with suicide notes, murder, and black comedy.
In this new take, Veronica (Grace Victoria Cox) and J.D. (James Scully) go up against a brand new group of modern-day and diverse Heathers (played by Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell, and Jasmine Matthews).
Selma Blair and original cast member Shannen Doherty also have roles.
Don’t mess with a classic
A lot of people aren’t happy with the reboot because the original is a classic.
Raise your hand if you’re angry at the #Heathers reboot 🙋♀️
— Cait J🏳️🌈 (@cait_jacobs) January 15, 2018
I think the thing I find the wildest about this whole #Heathers reboot is how the people behind it have continued to show a blatant lack of respect to the original film, the characters, the message, and most of all, THE FANS that help made and continue to make Heathers a classic. pic.twitter.com/lPVibbMxfQ
— KAITLIN MONROE✨ (@kaitlinmonroe) January 15, 2018
— (((Dawggirl))) (@MelissaRabb1) January 15, 2018
— Gunthy Gunther (@CriticNarrator) January 15, 2018
Others take issue with the role-reversal and making women and queer characters the Heathers.
So I have literally never seen #heathers a day in my life but like this new thing I see STINKS of reverse bigotry. They make a plus sized girl, a gay kid, and a WoC the villains while the traditional looking boy and girl are the bullied ones… yeah pic.twitter.com/J0KrOZAdRc
— #kamalakorp (@agentfitz777) January 15, 2018
So … the #Heathers reboot is about the pretty cisgender white het couple killing the queers and big girls?
— Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) January 18, 2018
I don’t get why they had to remake #Heathers into a series or AT ALL (unless maybe to make the musical into a movie which they didn’t do so NEXT), let alone make the bullies a plus sized woman and members of the LGBTQ. I’m sorry, what? That’s supposed to be “progressive”?
— Monica (@MonicaIvette) January 19, 2018
It's mind-boggling that Paramount thinks we have advanced far enough that now queer, POC & fat people have enough social in to bully and torment the white straights. #Heathers
— Grace (@graceemacee) January 18, 2018
Others, however, are excited about it.
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 18, 2018
— Meg (@Sunflower_MAC) January 19, 2018
I also forgot to publically announce that I'm kinda excited for the new #Heathers show and I don't care if you care.
— Garrett Gravedust (@MidniteMovieGay) January 19, 2018
Like critics who have seen clips.
— Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook) January 15, 2018
The Heathers series arrives on 7 March on Paramount Network.