This film paved the way for High School Movies with strong female leads. Before this there were 80s bro comedies like Porkies. Heathers turned the genre on its head and was a truly insightful dark comedy. It also gave us Christian Slater. Mmmhmm.
Oh every year at every age we think “I’m x years old!” and think we’re old enough, we’re finally adults, we finally know what we’re doing. But we’re really only ever ‘old enough’ when we realize we never really know everything. Never ever.