History Film / MeanGirls

16th Nov '17 9:20:04 PM Nadim
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-->'''Cady:''' ''(narratating)'' Oh no! Maybe it's only okay when Janis said!
*** This becomes an {{Ironic Echo}} when everyone finds the pages of the Burn Book.

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-->'''Cady:''' ''(narratating)'' Oh no! Maybe it's only okay when Janis said!
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said it!
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This becomes an {{Ironic Echo}} when everyone finds the pages of the Burn Book.
16th Nov '17 9:18:28 PM Nadim
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Aaron expresses strong disapproval at Cady becoming a second Regina, despite having dated her until she left him (the first time) and until she cheated on him (the second). [[CharacterDevelopment He grows out of it, though.]]

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Aaron expresses strong disapproval at HypocriticalHeartwarming:
-->'''Janis:''' This is Damian. He's almost too gay to function.
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Cady becoming a second Regina, despite having dated her until she left him (the first time) and until she cheated on him (the second). [[CharacterDevelopment He grows out accidentally recommends this comment to be added in the Burn Book.
-->'''Cady:''' ''(narratating)'' Oh no! Maybe it's only okay when Janis said!
*** This becomes an {{Ironic Echo}} when everyone finds the pages
of it, though.]]the Burn Book.
-->'''Damian:''' ''(outraged)'' "Too gay to function"!
-->'''Janis:''' That's only okay when I say it!
10th Nov '17 8:42:07 AM cordychase
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Gretchen's "we should totally just stab Caesar!" speech, despite being about Brutus, actually describes a different conspirator's motive--Brutus was good friends with Caesar, and turned against him only reluctantly. ''Cassius'' was the jealous one. Then again, Gretchen's not exactly the best student.
28th Oct '17 8:48:54 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* BoPronunciationGuide: On Cady's first day, in the cafeteria, she sees a table full of black students and greets them with "jambo", pronouncing it "jam bow". Most people who've been speaking Swahili from early childhood and learning it from native speakers would pronounce it with an ah-sound and an unrounded o.
27th Oct '17 12:01:21 PM JulianLapostat
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-->'''Gretchen:''' Why should Caesar just get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar, right? Brutus is just as smart as Caesar, people totally like Brutus just as much as they like Caesar, and when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody because that's not what Rome is about! We should totally just STAB CAESAR!

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-->'''Gretchen:''' Why should Caesar just get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? Brutus [[UsefulNotes/MarcusJuniusBrutus Brutus]] is just as cute as Caesar, [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar Caesar]], right? Brutus is just as smart as Caesar, people totally like Brutus just as much as they like Caesar, and when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody because that's not what Rome is about! We should totally just STAB CAESAR!
18th Oct '17 12:18:07 PM xolovely97
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* BettyAndVeronica: Aaron (Archie), Cady (Betty) and Regina (Veronica).
11th Oct '17 5:31:40 PM nombretomado
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Written by Creator/TinaFey (who was also one of the stars) and starring Music/LindsayLohan, Creator/RachelMcAdams, Creator/AmandaSeyfried and Creator/LaceyChabert. The movie is actually adapted from a book called ''Queen Bees and Wannabees: How to Help Your Daughter Survive Gossip, Cliques, Boyfriends and the New Reality of Girl World''. ''[[PragmaticAdaptation Very]]'' loosely based -- as implied by the subtitle, it's actually [[BasedOnAnAdviceBook a non-fiction self-help book]] along the lines of what you'd expect from Series/DoctorPhil. The story goes that Fey didn't even realize this and just bought the story rights from the title alone.

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Written by Creator/TinaFey (who was also one of the stars) and starring Music/LindsayLohan, Creator/LindsayLohan, Creator/RachelMcAdams, Creator/AmandaSeyfried and Creator/LaceyChabert. The movie is actually adapted from a book called ''Queen Bees and Wannabees: How to Help Your Daughter Survive Gossip, Cliques, Boyfriends and the New Reality of Girl World''. ''[[PragmaticAdaptation Very]]'' loosely based -- as implied by the subtitle, it's actually [[BasedOnAnAdviceBook a non-fiction self-help book]] along the lines of what you'd expect from Series/DoctorPhil. The story goes that Fey didn't even realize this and just bought the story rights from the title alone.



* {{Bowdleri|se}}zation: Creator/TinaFey's [[http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/mean_girls.pdf original script]] was a raunchy, R-rated SexComedy in the vein of ''Film/{{Porkys}}'' and ''Film/AmericanPie'' (she later described it as involving "wall-to-wall titties"). It featured much stronger sexual references -- one of the characters admits to masturbating with a hot dog [[note]]In the final version, "masturbated" was dubbed over with "made out" -- and anyone who knows how to lip-read can tell what the original line was supposed to be.[[/note]], and the scene where Gretchen is caught kissing a boy in the bathroom was supposed to be her performing oral sex on him. Regina and Karen were to have topless scenes, and their Halloween costumes were also supposed to be skimpier than what was shown in the final film, amounting to what Cady describes: lingerie plus animal ears. There was also a subplot involving an ecstasy-popping ClubKid named Barry. These were changed when LindsayLohan was hired to play the lead, as she was trying to keep a squeaky-clean image at the time. This trope is taken even further whenever the movie is aired on a "family" channel such as ABC Family. Any remotely objectionable content is censored in various strange clumsy ways.

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* {{Bowdleri|se}}zation: Creator/TinaFey's [[http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/mean_girls.pdf original script]] was a raunchy, R-rated SexComedy in the vein of ''Film/{{Porkys}}'' and ''Film/AmericanPie'' (she later described it as involving "wall-to-wall titties"). It featured much stronger sexual references -- one of the characters admits to masturbating with a hot dog [[note]]In the final version, "masturbated" was dubbed over with "made out" -- and anyone who knows how to lip-read can tell what the original line was supposed to be.[[/note]], and the scene where Gretchen is caught kissing a boy in the bathroom was supposed to be her performing oral sex on him. Regina and Karen were to have topless scenes, and their Halloween costumes were also supposed to be skimpier than what was shown in the final film, amounting to what Cady describes: lingerie plus animal ears. There was also a subplot involving an ecstasy-popping ClubKid named Barry. These were changed when LindsayLohan Creator/LindsayLohan was hired to play the lead, as she was trying to keep a squeaky-clean image at the time. This trope is taken even further whenever the movie is aired on a "family" channel such as ABC Family. Any remotely objectionable content is censored in various strange clumsy ways.
19th Sep '17 11:36:31 AM Premonition45
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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Regina's plan towards the end. She sticks her picture into the Burn Book to make it look like she'd gotten slandered along with dozens of other girls by Cady.
1st Sep '17 12:24:37 AM Nadim
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Regina initially seemed friendly towards Cady, but things go downhill when she insults a girl's skirt recalling her comment towards Cady's bracelet in the cafeteria.
** Cady qualifies just as much as she turned her friends and on-and-off boyfriend against her and gave Regina "diet" bars that make her gain weight all in a pretense of friendship.
29th Aug '17 8:04:40 AM roldarryl
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* SpoiledSweet: Abby is much richer than Mandi, but she's one of the nicest characters in the movie.
** Tyler, Mandi's stepbrother, counts too, as while being rich and popular, he's not as snobby and mean as his stepsister.
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