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Did 1995's "Clueless" kill off the early '90s Gen X/slacker movie genre?


Namely movies like Reality Bites, PCU, Clerks, Singles, SFW:
https://film.avclub.com/reality-bites-and-the-slackers-of-1994-all-but-ruined-m-1798271570

https://www.datalounge.com/thread/21608219-reality-bites-1994-

(2) the slacker era this movie represents was pretty short-lived. Just one year later, you had over-achiever Cher Horowitz as the heroine in "Clueless", and the young generation would start developing and producing in the new Internet/cell phone era that would shortly launch. While it was cool to be a slacker in the early 90s, it was fading a few years later, and gone by the end of the decade. The moment quickly passed.

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reply 67 Last Friday at 5:32 AM


http://cejsh.icm.edu.pl/cejsh/element/bwmeta1.element.hdl_11089_15031

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Good point. Seems like Generation X was talked about for five minutes and then completely forgotten.

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No, I mean Jay and Silent Bob were relevant until the early 2000s, with their high water mark being (in my opinion) 2001's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back... I'm not sure I understood the question

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