History Film / MeanGirls

7th Feb '16 4:33:03 PM nombretomado
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* CutASliceTakeTheRest: During the time when Regina is unknowingly being manipulated into gaining weight, she can be seen cutting off the end of a loaf of French bread and biting the loaf. Tina Fey notices this for the first time during the {{DVD Commentary}} and actually remarks that WesternAnimation/BugsBunny [[GoldenAgeOfAnimation used to]] [[ZanyCartoon do that]].

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* CutASliceTakeTheRest: During the time when Regina is unknowingly being manipulated into gaining weight, she can be seen cutting off the end of a loaf of French bread and biting the loaf. Tina Fey notices this for the first time during the {{DVD Commentary}} and actually remarks that WesternAnimation/BugsBunny [[GoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation used to]] [[ZanyCartoon do that]].
21st Jan '16 8:26:17 PM Llygodenfawr
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* WeightWoe: Regina's "killer bod" is one of the items that comes under attack in Janis' plot. The means? Protein-heavy granola bars that are supposed to help athletes and malnourished children gain weight, passed to Regina as if they're diet bars. It's subtle since Rachael McAdams is so skinny naturally, but the crew actually stuffed her sweat pants and hoodie with padding to make her look HollywoodPudgy.

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* WeightWoe: Regina's "killer bod" is one of the items that comes under attack in Janis' plot. The means? Protein-heavy granola bars that are supposed to help athletes and malnourished children gain weight, passed to Regina as if they're diet bars. It's subtle since Rachael McAdams Rachel [=McAdams=] is so skinny naturally, but the crew actually stuffed her sweat pants and hoodie with padding to make her look HollywoodPudgy.
16th Jan '16 3:24:32 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Mean Girls''''' is a fairly [[{{Troperiffic}} trope-heavy]] comedy movie about a teen girl named Cady Heron who goes to a school that is dominated by a [[AlphaBitch popular girl]] named Regina. Cady's CoolLoser friends Janis and Damian persuade her to [[TheInfiltration join]] Regina's GirlPosse for the purpose of spying on Regina. Before long, Cady ends up [[BecomingTheMask identifying with Regina's whole value system]]. There's lots of bitchy backstabbing, lots of [[AnAesop lessons learned]], and lots of [[HilarityEnsues funny situations]] along the way. Overall, it's something of a LighterAndSofter SpiritualSuccessor to the {{black comedy}} ''{{Film/Heathers}}''.

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'''''Mean Girls''''' ''Mean Girls'' is a fairly [[{{Troperiffic}} trope-heavy]] comedy movie about a teen girl named Cady Heron who goes to a school that is dominated by a [[AlphaBitch popular girl]] named Regina. Cady's CoolLoser friends Janis and Damian persuade her to [[TheInfiltration join]] Regina's GirlPosse for the purpose of spying on Regina. Before long, Cady ends up [[BecomingTheMask identifying with Regina's whole value system]]. There's lots of bitchy backstabbing, lots of [[AnAesop lessons learned]], and lots of [[HilarityEnsues funny situations]] along the way. Overall, it's something of a LighterAndSofter SpiritualSuccessor to the {{black comedy}} ''{{Film/Heathers}}''.
22nd Dec '15 3:52:21 AM TheUnsquished
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6th Dec '15 1:52:19 AM doosland
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* {{Fanservice}}: [[BunnyGirl The Halloween party]], [[SexySantaDress the Christmas pageant]], Creator/AmandaSeyfried [[SexySoakedShirt in a wet T-shirt]], Lacey Chabert in a nightie while talking on the phone, TinaFey [[LingerieScene stripping down to a bra]]... this movie is in love with this trope. Even [[http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/mean-girls-mean-girls-200481_640_657.jpg the]] [[http://blog.lib.umn.edu/raim0007/gwss3307_summer2008/mean_girls.jpg publicity]] [[http://youngpost.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/meangirls11.jpg shots]] show about ten square feet of leg.

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* {{Fanservice}}: [[BunnyGirl The Halloween party]], [[SexySantaDress the Christmas pageant]], Creator/AmandaSeyfried [[SexySoakedShirt in a wet T-shirt]], Lacey Chabert in a nightie while talking on the phone, [[BuxomIsBetter Lindsay Lohan constantly wearing low-cut tops]], TinaFey [[LingerieScene stripping down to a bra]]... this movie is in love with this trope. Even [[http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/mean-girls-mean-girls-200481_640_657.jpg the]] [[http://blog.lib.umn.edu/raim0007/gwss3307_summer2008/mean_girls.jpg publicity]] [[http://youngpost.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/meangirls11.jpg shots]] show about ten square feet of leg.
5th Dec '15 8:22:53 PM LizzieBabes419
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When at the Spring Fling, Cady says, "I know this song," referring to "Built This Way", which plays in multiple scenes throughout the movie.
27th Nov '15 4:54:25 PM nombretomado
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** Janis Ian shares her name with the singer of "At Seventeen," a song about discovering that the "pretty girls" get the love. The real Janis Ian is a lesbian, and was the musical guest on the first episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'', [[ShoutOut the show screenwriter Tina Fey first became famous for]].

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** Janis Ian shares her name with the singer of "At Seventeen," a song about discovering that the "pretty girls" get the love. The real Janis Ian is a lesbian, and was the musical guest on the first episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', [[ShoutOut the show screenwriter Tina Fey first became famous for]].



* ShoutOut: As noted [[MeaningfulName above]], [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Janis Ian is named after the singer of the same name]], who was a musical guest on the first episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'', TinaFey's former show. Ian's hit song "At Seventeen" even plays in a scene.

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* ShoutOut: As noted [[MeaningfulName above]], [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Janis Ian is named after the singer of the same name]], who was a musical guest on the first episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', TinaFey's former show. Ian's hit song "At Seventeen" even plays in a scene.
24th Nov '15 10:11:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: Why does it feel like the football game between the Plastics and the Anti-Plastics is an homage to ''TheLongestYard'' (of all things)?

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* ShoutOut: Why does it feel like the football game between the Plastics and the Anti-Plastics is an homage to ''TheLongestYard'' ''Film/TheLongestYard'' (of all things)?
14th Nov '15 11:24:01 PM nombretomado
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* CaliforniaDoubling: As RogerEbert [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040430/REVIEWS/404300306 put it]], "She enrolls in Evanston Township High School -- which, like all American high schools in the movies, is physically located in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}"

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* CaliforniaDoubling: As RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040430/REVIEWS/404300306 put it]], "She enrolls in Evanston Township High School -- which, like all American high schools in the movies, is physically located in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}"
21st Oct '15 5:33:26 PM beack7
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: There is little chance someone who was hit by a bus and injured badly enough to need a halo (meaning, basically, that she damaged part of her neck) would ever be cleared to play a sport as physical as lacrosse, let alone in a matter of a few months.

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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: There is little chance someone who was hit by a bus and injured badly enough to need a halo (meaning, basically, (meaning that she damaged part of her neck) would ever be cleared to play a sport as physical as lacrosse, let alone in a matter of a few months.



* {{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 pretty much 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 int 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 pretty much 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 int various strange clumsy ways.



* MustMakeAmends: This is pretty much what the [[ThreeActStructure third act]] of the movie is about.

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* MustMakeAmends: This is pretty much what the [[ThreeActStructure third act]] of the movie is about.
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