April 30, 2014

On Wednesdays, we wear pink.

Ten years ago today, Mean Girls was released. It became an instant cult classic and one of the most successful movies about high school. The movie is actually more popular now than when it first came out. Thanks to the internet, a new generation knows all about the Plastics, wearing pink on Wednesdays and that some guy named Glen Coco is mysteriously popular. You go, Glen Coco.

The movie was based on the 2002 self-help book "Queen Bees and Wannabees" by Rosalind Wiseman. Tina Fey wrote the screenplay and co-starred as one of the high school's teachers, alongside fellow SNL castmates Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer and Tim Meadows.

Fun Facts:

The original title for the movie was supposed to be Homeschooled.

Lindsay Lohan was originally cast as Regina George.
After her success in the movie Freaky Friday, they switched her to the nicer role of Cady Heron.

Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried were neck and neck for the role of Regina George.

Lacey Chabert was the first and only choice for the role of Gretchen Wieners.

Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams play characters who are the same age
even though there's an 8-year age difference between the actresses.

Amy Poehler is only 7 years older than movie daughter Rachel McAdams.

The very first scene filmed was the part where Kevin G. hands Cady his card.

Lindsay Lohan missed the first day of filming because she had pink eye. Boo, you whore.

Damian's character is based off of Damian Holbrook, Tina Fey's best friend in high school.

Even though David Reale isn't credited in the movie, he's the actor who plays Glen Coco.

The Plastics, Then + Now

Cady Heron, Lindsay Lohan

Regina George, Rachel McAdams

Karen Smith, Amanda Seyfried

Gretchen Wieners, Lacey Chabert

•The burn book
•The Plastics
•The clothes
•The quotes
•The hair

It's no surprise that Mean Girls was such a huge hit.

Do you love it?

Tell me you love it.

Did you wear pink today?

I did!


Lou said...

Hello!! Oh my goodness, so I was very late to get to the 'Mean Girls' party as I only watched it with my daughter this year!! Eek. I also read the book 'Queen Bees' which frankly was the most illuminating book I have ever read about parenting teenage girls. Honestly it's been a life saver! And if I ever, ever get a vibe from another mother that she is her daughter's 'best friend' - it makes me think of this film!! That mother is just SO AWFUL I can't even put it into words. No daughter needs that!
I loved the film - have watched it quite a few times and now 'you go Glen Coco' has become part of our language! Loved this post - it's an awesome film and will stand the test of time! L x

Anonymous said...

I love that movie and recently watched the OWN series on LiLo. Kind of intruiged by her and not always in a good way… that movie is great though! No I didn't wear pink today sadly enough. Hope you are having a great day!

Anonymous said...

I'm wearing orange today, but I would have worn pink had I known about this! I can't believe Mean Girls is 10 years old!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

LOVE IT! AND YES.. I'm wearing Pink. Now we can sit together!!! Thanks for the heads up!!!

I am watching this tonight as soon as ARROW is over!

Jessica said...

Absolutely wearing pink today! How could I not?

Kristie's Blue Jeans said...

I guess I wouldn't be able to sit with them today as I am not wearing pink, boo! I love this movie and honestly I think it is due to all of the one liners! They are just so damn catchy and perfect for everyday use.

Stephanie said...

Amanda Seyfried's character on Veronica Mars was basically Regina George, so she really would have been well cast there too. But I love how it turned out!

Karen M. Peterson said...

I totally meant to wear pink and forgot! Booo!

It's definitely one of the best high school movies ever made.

Christina said...

I wore pink! ...pajamas. Haha! I watched the movie that day too. I can't believe they took it off of Netflix so fast!