Published on April 30, 2014 | by Rebekah Thompson0
Mean Girls: Ten-year Anniversary
Cult film Mean Girls celebrates its tenth birthday. Tina Fey aka Miss Norbury, has told the New York Times that she is working on a musical version which she hopes will be ready for the fifteenth anniversary.
“I wish so badly we could have had it done in some form for the 10th anniversary, but hopefully before the 15th” she said when asked about the rumours “We’ve been enjoying trying to write [it].”
Fey also discussed how she came up with some of the most famous lines in the film: “I revisited high school behaviours of my own—futile, poisonous, bitter behaviours that served no purpose. That thing of someone saying ‘you’re really pretty’ and when the other person thanks them, saying, ‘oh, so you agree? You think you’re pretty?’ That happened in my school. That was a bear trap.”
Exactly ten years ago Cady Heron “home-schooled jungle freak” stepped into the halls of North Shore High School where she began her transition to “regulation hottie” under the careful watch of Regina George (the then unknown and now infamous Rachel McAdams) Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried) and Gretchen Weiners (Lacey Chabert).
The film was not an initial hit, most people didn’t catch it in the cinema, but over the last decade the film’s relatability has made it a teen classic, for girls and guys alike; if you didn’t want to be one of the characters, you fancied them.
The perfectly scripted plot makes it one of the most quotable movies of all time; see our top ten Mean Girls quotes below:
“You can’t sit with us!”
- “Four for you Glenn Coco, you go Glenn Coco”
- “Karen, you just can’t ask people why they’re white”
- “Get in loser, we’re going shopping”
- “I don’t hate you because you’re fat, you’re fat because I hate you”
- “She doesn’t even go here!”
- “On Wednesdays we wear pink”
- “But you love Lady Smith Black Mambazo”
- “Nice wig Janis, what’s it made of” “Your mom’s chest hair”
- “That’s why her hair is so big, it’s full of secrets”
Mean Girls 2, unfortunately did not make it into the popular group. Heading straight for DVD, it proved that the original was not just another coming of age teen rom-com but a true classic that teens worldwide will relate to for years to come.