As if!

‘Clueless’ might get a remake and the internet is divided about it

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This just in: Paramount Pictures is in the early stages of developing a remake of the 1995 Beverly Hills coming-of-age comedy Clueless.

Lots of gay men and Gen Xers loved the original — partly for its infinitely quotable lines and partly for featuring one of the first openly gay characters in a mainstream teen comedy.

But Twitter seems divided by the idea.

If you’ll remember, the original was loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma. It featured Alicia Silverstone as Cher, a flirty and superficial high schooler who finds love while playing matchmaker for her pals.

The film made $56 million off of its $10 million budget and introduced one of the first openly gay characters in a mainstream teen movie, Christian, a stylish love interest who Cher mistook for straight.

Related: Alicia Silverstone Was ‘Clueless’ About Her Gay Boyfriend

The potential reboot will be written by Marquita Robinson —the writer behind the Netflix female wrestling series GLOW and the FOX comedy TV series New Girl — and produced by Tracy Oliver, a writer and producer of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and the upcoming TV series of The First Wives Club.

Two black women leading the reboot would possibly bring a more diverse and modern sensibility to the beloved classic.

But not everyone is excited about the prospect:

Although not everyone is against the idea.

That last tweet from gay comedian Louis Virtel refers to Stacey Dash, the Clueless actress-turned-Trump supporter who played Cher’s best friend in the film.

In a 2016 interview, Dash implied that trans people are child rapists. Later that year, she said that Black History Month shouldn’t exist. In 2017, she said we shouldn’t judge neo-Nazis. Talk about clueless.

But regardless of how they feel about a reboot, fans should know that it isn’t the only revival of the 1995 film. In 2017, Boom! Comics released a comic book sequel starring the film’s original characters. And there’s also an Off-Broadway musical adaptation of the film set to open on December 11.