The Mean Girls Reunion Spread Indicates None of the Former Cast Members Have Shit to Do

When Mean Girls came out, all those years ago in 2004, it was already being likened to a modern day Heathers. Ten years later, it’s reached mythic status in the history of teen movies. With every aspect of it–right down to the minutiae (see: October 3rd)–being scrutinized for meaning and pop culture reference, Mean Girls has yet to be topped by another subsequent high school movie.

2004, a helluva year
2004, a helluva year
That being said, the fact that the former cast was all too willing to gather together ten years later to talk behind the scenes facts for an Entertainment Weekly interview is something Regina George would never have obliged–for herself or any of her her henchwomen. With fun facts being bandied from the likes of Tina Fey, who stated, among other things, “At some point I was like, ‘Oh, should Lindsay be Regina?’ And then [director] Mark (Waters) and [producer] Lorne (Michaels) had the good sense to say, ‘No, she gets to turn into Regina.’ You work backward from that and you cast her as Cady, knowing she could get to that point of being Regina, but you let her be the innocent side, too.” That’s all very fascinating, but smacks of being just a little bit too desperate to talk about the mundane details. We get it’s been a while since 30 Rock, and you’re crying out for some sort of spotlight.
Moreover, why are they wearing Forever 21 dresses?
Moreover, why are they wearing Forever 21 dresses?
Lindsay Lohan, too, during her somewhat pathetic times of performing on London’s West End in Speed-the-Plow had frivolous stories to offer, such as her intense search for pink Uggs at the time. Thankfully, there’s already a Mean Girls 2 that will hopefully prevent a sequel with the original cast from ever sullying the purity of the original. Because, if this interview is any indication, it would be a depressing reunion indeed.