If you're totally buggin' today, W magazine has the cure for what ails you.
In "Casting Call With Lynn Hirschberg," the journalist recruits a murderer's row of current male talent to recreate the iconic "party with the Haitians" speech Cher delivered in her debate class in Clueless. Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Lucas Hedges, and Alden Ehrenreich all take a crack at reciting the speech, but only two of them are actually into it.
Hedges is mostly indifferent (which seems to be his default setting), while Ehrenreich is only slightly more awake. Garfield and Driver are far more dedicated, with the former delivering a very animated reading that borders on caricature. The clear winner here is, of course, Adam Driver, who gives an impassioned version of the speech without spoofing it. To be fair, Adam Driver could read a Driver's Ed handbook to me and I would find it fascinating. My dude just knows how to Act with a capital A.
Obviously, no one could ever come close to topping Alicia Silverstone's pitch-perfect recitation of The Speech in Amy Heckerling's teen rom-com classic, but I love watching these dudes try (or at least Garfield and Driver – the other two, not so much). It's also a fairly timely monologue given the current poltiical climate, specifically with regards to the border wall debate. Cher's monologue comes in response to a prompt from debate teacher Mr. Hall (Wallace Shawn), who asks, "Should all oppressed people be allowed refuge in America?" This is Cher's position:
So, OK, like right now, for example, the Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, "What about the strain on our resources?"
But it's like when I had this garden party for my father's birthday, right? I said RSVP because it was a sit-down dinner. But people came that, like, did not RSVP. So I was, like, totally buggin'. I had to haul ass to the kitchen, redistribute the food, squish in extra place settings. But, by the end of the day it was, like, the more the merrier!
And so, if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians.
And in conclusion, may I please remind you that it does not say "RSVP" on the Statue of Liberty.
Thank you very much.
Has Trump even seen Clueless? The girl has a point.