Thats so fetch 10 behindthescenes facts about mean girls. And while weve seen the movie many, many times and know all of the characters like we know our best friends, there are still a few secrets about the iconic film. A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible. Gretchen weiners played by lacey chabert was the voice of eliza thornberry on the wild. Regina is intelligent, manipulative, and capable of doing everything in her power to get what she wants. Read on for some littleknown mean girls facts that will make your jaw drop like karens when regina said, boo, you whore. During the shoot, they even brought waters to a london repertory theater for a mean girls quotealong, where the audience knew the whole movie by heart. Mean girls relies on stereotypes for its humor and thats not fetch. News emerged on october 3, 2016the day of the year fans dub mean girls day, in reference to a line in the moviethat the musical would have its world premiere in washington, d.
Few movies have ever quite captured the horrors of high school like 2004s instant classic, mean girls. This movie defined a generation, helped us pass calculus when all else failed. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of mean girls, directed by mark waters. Its hard to think of a more popular contemporary teen movie than mean girls. With lindsay lohan, jonathan bennett, rachel mcadams, tina fey. On august, 20, the white house tweeted a photo of the obamas dog, bo, holding a tennis ball in his mouth with the caption bo, stop trying to make fetch happen. In honor of the 10 year anniversary, we decided to find some random mean girls fun facts strictly for educational purposes. Jan 28, 2020 15 behind the scenes facts from the mean girls set. Cady heron is a hit with the plastics, the alist girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for aaron samuels, the ex. Tina fey was inspired to write mean girls, her very first screenplay, after reading. Mean girls director mark waters spills 10 juicy stories.
Because mean girls real legacy is not in its blockbusting box office, but in how well its lasted, and in fact, grown in esteem. Jul 12, 2017 things you didnt know about mean girls. More than any writer of her age and im serious, tina fey has changed the ways that young people speak and interact with each other. It gave us hope for a world where high school girls didnt feel the need to bring other girls down with cattiness and gossip. Mean girls dissects high school society with a lot of observant detail, which seems surprisingly wellinformed. Reginas story alone taught us that mean girls can be thrown off their thrones. The original cut of the film earned an rrating from the mpaa. Dec 20, 2017 instead of baking a cake filled with rainbows and smiles that everyone could eat and be happy, i spent an entire weekend writing a 12page research paper about mean girls. Fifteen years later, mean girls, starring merricks own lindsay lohan, has become a cult classic.
In 20, buzzfeed conducted an important investigation into glen coco and discovered that, though his role was uncredited in the film, his face is actually fully visible in. When you get bit by a snake, you have to suck out all the poison, thats what i had to do, suck all the poison out of my life. It also marked the first real film roles for future stars amanda seyfried mamma. Apr 30, 2014 mean girls is more than just a teen comedy. Mean girls movie cast, info, trivia famous birthdays. One of the most quotable movies of this century, mean girls, is a cult classic on a large scale. Sep, 2019 since the mean girls movie debuted more than a decade ago, society has slowly become aware of the mean girls phenomenon. Regina george is the main antagonist of the movie and musical mean girls and leader of the plastics. The girls together practically run the school in a lack of better words. Shane oman, the guy regina hooks up with in the gym thing upstairs, plays mike on homeland.
Regina george, the psychology of a dictator duration. Lindsay lohan won the mtv movie award for best female performance in 2005 for her role as cady heron. This results in the victim feeling confused and rejected by her friends and other peers. It may not be october 3, but i still enjoyed spending about six days in a row soaking up this movies awesomeness. Page 2 this category is for questions and answers related to mean girls. Apr 28, 2014 tv and movies the hardest mean girls quiz youll ever take. Mar 12, 2016 few movies have ever quite captured the horrors of high school like 2004s instant classic, mean girls. Even the white house made a mean girls joke, tweeting in aug. Tina feys mean girls rewrote the rules of adolescence for young girls. Mean girls relies on stereotypes for its humor and that. Heathers is the movie most credited as being a direct influence on mean girls, as it featured a group of four popular girls wreaking havoc on the lives on those. Why mean girls still resonates 10 years later indiewire. Sep 10, 2015 i dont even have to mention the title of this movie for you to bustle.
But at the time of its april 30, 2004, premiere, the movie was a surprise boxoffice hit. If you know the movie like me youll have no problem. Regina george, gretchen weiners, karen smith, cady heron. The skirts for the christmas talent show are made of plastic. Mean girls relies on stereotypes for its humor and thats.
Mean girls is one of everyones favorite classic movies, but there are some behind the scenes facts even superfans may not know. She is infamously known as the school bully and the meanest mean girl alive. Teenage cady heron lindsay lohan was educated in africa by her scientist parents. Amy poehler is only seven years older than her fictional daughter rachel mcadams. Mean girls was inspired by a selfhelp book for parents. Mean girls 2004 bloopers outtakes gag reel youtube.
Georgia smith, lacey reader, katy george, danielle klarkson. This movie completely changed my outlook on chick flicks and romcoms opening up the door to other great movies such as easy a and pitch perfect. An analysis of power and social dynamics in mean girls. Movies lp this category is for questions and answers related to mean girls. Its not often a movie reaches cultclassic status, but mean girls has done just that. Jan 23, 2018 girls who engage in this type of bullying are often called mean girls remember the movie. This was a play both on a line from mean girls 2004 and on one of the more. My daughter, who was 6 at the time this movie came out, is obsessed with this movie. When her family moves to the suburbs of illinois, cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick. The movie is based on the book queen bees and wannabes. Jul 07, 2015 15 shocking things you never knew about mean girls mean girls will be even more fetch once you find out what really went down behind the scenes. Tv and movies the hardest mean girls quiz youll ever take. Apr 25, 2014 fort told nylon that due to the fact that they had to plan the wardrobe for the movie in advance mean girls was filmed in 2003, but set in 2004. Cady heron is a hit with the plastics, the alist girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for aaron samuels, the exboyfriend of alpha plastic regina george.
Some mature material for a pg film, including crude humor, sexual references, references to venereal disease, underage drinking, and comic violence. Mean girls essays are academic essays for citation. The original name for the movie was actually homeschooled. The 20,000squarefoot toronto mansion that played the part of reginas house in the cult 2004 movie mean girls is up for sale, complete with entertainment room, wine cellar and a sixcar garage. The mean girls 10year anniversary is coming up on april 30 which is a wednesday, get your pink shirts handy.
Early in the movie, we find out that she doesnt really have a good reputation in. In the broadway musical mean girls she is portrayed by barrett wilbert weed, and her last name was changed to sarkisian. Jan 27, 2015 facts about mean girls film 25 things we never knew about mean girls. The thing feys script does so well is depict how were all complicit in the cruelty, from the plastics. In a wasteland of dumb movies about teenagers, mean girls is a smart and funny one. Mean girls is a ferociously funny new musical from an awardwinning creative team, including director casey nicholaw aladdin, the book of mormon, composer jeff richmond 30 rock, unbreakable kimmy schmidt, lyricist nell benjamin legally blonde. Reblogged this on crissi langwell author and commented. Lindsay lohan was already a wellknown performer before appearing in the movie. It may not be october 3, but i still enjoyed spending about six days in a row soaking up this movie s awesomeness. News emerged on october 3, 2016the day of the year fans dub mean girls day, in reference to a line in the movie that the musical would have its world premiere in washington, d. Apr 30, 2014 the mpaa tried to cut the line, but anchorman had just come out and will ferrell got away with an erection scene and still got a pg rating, so mark waters and crew told them they were being. Apr 29, 2014 mean girls cult following revels in its dialogue, with the cast regularly getting hit up with quotes via twitter, and its reach has even made it to the white house. How to spot the 6 signs of a mean girl verywell family.
On january 23, 2020, tina fey announced that a film adaptation of the mean girls musical was in active development, with fey reprising her role as sharon norbury from the original film. The film stars lindsay lohan, rachel mcadams, tim meadows, ana gasteyer, amy poehler and fey. Tina fey written film that follows cady heron as she infiltrates a popular clique of high school girls called the plastics trivia. The goal of a mean girl is to hurt the victims selfesteem and damage her relationships. Mar 11, 2014 mean girls 2004 bloopers outtakes gag reel plot.
Parents need to know that mean girls is a 2004 comedy in which lindsay lohan plays cady, a new girl in a high school where a clique of popular girls dominate. It is partially based on rosalind wiseman s 2002 nonfiction selfhelp book, queen bees and wannabes, which describes female high school social cliques and the damaging effects they can have on girls. Everything you need to know about the mean girls musical. A musical adaptation of the 2004 film mean girls was in the works by 20. Starring lindsay lohan as the new girl at school, cady heron, the. The film was almost forced to cut the wideset vagina line. Aug 31, 2014 an analysis of power and social dynamics in mean girls the movie has such enduring power and is quoted so much because it sheds light on real sociological phenomena. First, there is a theme of the horrors of being mean.
Janis ian is one of the main characters in mean girls. The tv ads, which show lindsay lohan landing ass over teakettle in a garbage can, are probably right on the money. At the time it was a delight, and felt buoyed up on a. Jul 11, 2017 in all seriousness though, mean girls taught us a lot of lessons. Its time to head back to north shore high and learn all about the making of our favorite movie mean girls. Mean girls is a 2004 american teen comedy film directed by mark waters, and written by tina fey.
Lindsay lohan was originally cast as regina george, but she was switched to the role of cady because of her freaky friday success. One mean quiz mean girls quotes mean girls quiz 2 brain bursting questions how much do you know about mean girls. We see lindsay lohan before the train went off the tracks and she really delivers a fun performance. Fifteen years on from the films release and its catchphrases. Our favorite teen movie of the 00s, mean girls, will never get old. Mean girls is how we make sense of the world, giving the chaos of the universe a recognizable template by which to understand it. The mariah carey song obsessed has mean girls quotes laced into the songs introduction. In fact, were pretty sure it will remain one of the most quotable movies forever. Some of the movies original jokes were changed so the film could be pg. At the heart of regina george was a really angry kid who had no boundaries or guidance, rachel mcadams said in the new york timess oral history of the film. Initially, lindsay lohan was cast as regina, but she decided to play the nice girl cady heron so the public would not base her real personality on reginas. Tina fey written film that follows cady heron as she infiltrates a popular clique of high school girls called the plastics. This site was created by a computer applications student at lenape high school, as part of a project. The film, written by tina fey and starring lindsay lohan, features cadys battle against the.
In the movie, viewers witness firsthand the ways in which girls form cliques, climb the social ladder, and use relational aggression to hurt and control others. Janis is the very first person cady heron meets after becoming a student at north shore high school. Mean girls shows that high school is cruel, but plenty of movies get that point across. Cady heron and regina george were supposed to be the same age in the movie, but rachel mcadams who played regina is actually 8 years older than lindsay lohan cady. Its a fan favorite, and certainly a film that left a ding in the cinematic universe. Check out some totally grool trivia about mean girls. Comedies of social acceptance in the 17th century and now. Sure, youve seen the movie dozens of times, but do you know kevin gnapoors phone number by heart. Girls who engage in this type of bullying are often called mean girls remember the movie. Mean girls is a ferociously funny new musical from an awardwinning creative team, including director casey nicholaw aladdin, the book of mormon, composer jeff richmond 30 rock, unbreakable kimmy schmidt, lyricist nell benjamin legally blonde, and book writer tina fey 30 rock, bossypants. I spent an entire weekend writing a 12page research paper about mean girls.
The screenplay by saturday night lives tina fey is both a comic and a. It is a modern legend bestowed upon us by the genius that is tina fey. She is portrayed by rachel mcadams in the movie and taylor louderman in the musical. It even contains some wisdom, although i hesitate to mention that lest i scare off its target audience.1489 328 418 1265 1336 1212 709 252 9 919 658 365 507 1293 945 856 1173 905 448 1161 954 52 1505 602 1470 856 1338 4 1296 1470 226 728 696 323 1182 83 849 1049 776 996 39 98 891 1360 822 1067 1332