We are supposed to pay our rent by the end of the month, rest the last day of creation, and wear pink on Wednesdays. It’s the way it is supposed to be. It is a great coincidence that the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls landed on a Wednesday. So go ahead, grab the pinkiest outfir you got and wear it. Let’s celebrates MG birthday!
I remember when I went to see the movie in the cinema. It was my friend’s birthday, and she invited a bunch of girls to watch the movie. I was wearing a black skirt and an awful white tank that had flowers on it. Fashion was so horrible back then! I’ve watched the trailer before going to the movies, and I wanted to look fabulous while watching fabulous girls. How dumb was I?
When I was 8 years old, I couldn’t really understand the movie, it was just something to kill time, not a movie for a little girl to enjoy. When my lady parts started to grow and I finally let my kid’s days behind, I started to understand more the movie, and of course, I started to love it. The movie marked an era.
Tina Fey is a genius who wrote this comedy in a smart way. She adapted a book (Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Waiseman) and converted it in THE movie we all love.
More than a simple comedy, I believe that there are many life lessons –or things that can be related to your life- in MG:
The four candy canes for Glen Coco –ohh, my favorite quote in the whole movie- is a reference for those players in every school. He got four effing candy canes, and we assume there are not from his bros. We all know at least one guy who has all the girls tripping over for him, and even if he is a good person inside, as a female person we despite the Glen Cocos in our lives.
We all have a Regina George inside us, and when we meet someone who already let hers go out, we start acting like a bitch. We spend hours trying to achieve “the natural look” and we bitch around. It’s not that I’m a bad person because I like seeing people suffer, but it’s our way of not letting people get to us. Yep, our bitchy Regina George can be trigger anytime, any day. Let’s hope our good side does a good job at being a warden.
There are real friends and people who don’t like you that call themselves friends. There is a difference! Gretchen and Karen (and let’s add Cady on this) were minions, not friends. They were scared of Regina, and that is the worst kind of friendship ever. No, scratch that, that is not friendship. Always stick to your real friends, the ones that will never let you down. Forget those “fabulous” people, and stick to the ones that make you feel fabulous.
Jingle Bell Rocks gets boring if you do it every single year! Mix it up, and show your real talent and forget what people will say. You are beautiful, no matter what they say, and words can’t bring you down. (See what I did there? Damien sang this song, without caring what people will think)
Janis Ian didn’t care what people thought. She was herself, and that is kick ass!
We all are indestructible until our Burn Book goes out. Not only our personal secrets, but what we think of others. My dad always tells me that the fish dies by its mouth. Shut yours, and keep the bad comments for yourself.
Happy 10th Anniversary, Mean Girls! You are so fetch!