|Before there were Mean Girls, there were the Heathers…|
Remember the movie Heathers? If not, it’s in heavy rotation on Showtime this month. For those not in the know, the 1988 movie is about a high school girl, Veronica (Winona Rider) who is a member of the popular clique, ‘The Heathers’ called such for the three other girls named Heather in the group. A drifter rolls into the school played by Christian Slater. They kill off the alpha Heather, making it look like a suicide and the school’s social order is turned on its ear. The movie was a cult hit on video and very popular with Dr. J. and his friends in the twilight of our high school years.
Well, much like the plumetting in the number of American children named Adolf and Tojo after World War II, the name Heather has taken a hit as well since the movie achieved cult status and Gen X’ers have become parents. Deadspin’s dataspin column shows this week.
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Dr. J.’s high school classmate Heather, the only one who ever beat him on a chemistry test (and it only happened once), could not be reached for comment.