History Film / MeanGirls

23rd Apr '17 12:57:11 PM ngh93
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Has a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game adaptation and a [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]] sequel. Fey is [[http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/mean-girls-musical-update/ currently]] trying to [[ScreenToStageAdaptation adapt it into a stage musical]].

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Has a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game adaptation and a [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]] sequel.sequel (in which only Tim Meadows reprised his role as Principal Duvall). Fey is [[http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/mean-girls-musical-update/ currently]] trying to [[ScreenToStageAdaptation adapt it into a stage musical]].
18th Apr '17 7:31:13 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* AmbiguousDisorder: It has been argued that Regina displays symptoms of histrionic personality disorder.
18th Apr '17 6:10:21 PM LeiaO
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18th Apr '17 6:10:07 PM LeiaO
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* AsianAndNerdy: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Asian Nerds]]in the cafeteria, another clique.

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* AsianAndNerdy: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Asian Nerds]]in Nerds]] in the cafeteria, another clique.
18th Apr '17 6:08:17 PM LeiaO
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* AsianAndNerdy: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnATin The Asian Nerds in the cafeteria, another clique.]]

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* AsianAndNerdy: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnATin [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Asian Nerds in Nerds]]in the cafeteria, another clique.]]
18th Apr '17 6:05:59 PM LeiaO
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* AsianAndNerdy: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnATin The Asian Nerds in the cafeteria, another clique.]]
25th Mar '17 12:13:46 PM nombretomado
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Has a NintendoDS game adaptation and a [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]] sequel. Fey is [[http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/mean-girls-musical-update/ currently]] trying to [[ScreenToStageAdaptation adapt it into a stage musical]].

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Has a NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game adaptation and a [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]] sequel. Fey is [[http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/mean-girls-musical-update/ currently]] trying to [[ScreenToStageAdaptation adapt it into a stage musical]].
20th Mar '17 2:20:00 PM mtrais
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%* InWithTheInCrowd: Cady gets invited to sit with the Plastics and is accepted into their clique. Over the course of the movie, she's corrupted into a shallow AlphaBitch like them.

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%* * InWithTheInCrowd: Cady gets invited to sit with the Plastics and is accepted into their clique. Over the course of the movie, she's corrupted into a shallow AlphaBitch like them.
17th Feb '17 2:50:19 PM ngh93
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30th Dec '16 4:01:33 PM fearlessnikki
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** Kevin towards Cady.

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** Kevin towards Cady. Although it turns out he's not interested romantically.



* AdultsAreUseless: Averted with Ms. Norbury, who proves to be very understanding of what Cady and the other girls are going through. However, played straight with Cady's parents and especially Regina's mother.

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* AdultsAreUseless: AdultsAreUseless:
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Averted with Ms. Norbury, who proves to be very understanding of what Cady and the other girls are going through. However, played through.
** Played
straight with Regina's mother, who is completely under her daughter's thumb.
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Cady's parents and especially Regina's mother.are borderline. They're very trusting of their daughter - which is justified since she was a well-behaved girl before starting high school. But her father still lets her go out when she's supposed to be grounded.



* AmbiguouslyBi: Damian appears to be a CampGay, but he does go in for an AlmostKiss with Janis at the Spring Fling. So you never know.



* AnAesop: Be yourself (of course!). Also that judging and antagonizing each other doesn't really benefit anyone.

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* AnAesop: AnAesop:
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Be yourself (of course!). Also that judging and antagonizing each other doesn't really benefit anyone.



** "You have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores."



%%* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted.

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%%* * BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted.Subverted. Regina is the most beautiful girl in the school, and turns out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing.



* BetaBitch: Gretchen is a snivelling lap dog who craves Regina's approval and gossips to her relentlessly. This makes her distinct from Karen.



* BilingualBonus: Trang Pak and Sun Jin Dinh's dialogue becomes [[FunWithSubtitles a lot funnier if you speak Vietnamese]]. Also, at the end of the movie, when [[spoiler: Gretchen is talking to the Cool Asians in Vietnamese-sounding gibberish]], one of them says (in confused and unsubtitled Vietnamese), "What?"

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* BilingualBonus: BilingualBonus:
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Trang Pak and Sun Jin Dinh's dialogue becomes [[FunWithSubtitles a lot funnier if you speak Vietnamese]]. Also, at the end of the movie, when [[spoiler: Gretchen is talking to the Cool Asians in Vietnamese-sounding gibberish]], one of them says (in confused and unsubtitled Vietnamese), "What?"



%%* TheBrainlessBeauty: Karen (see DumbBlonde).

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%%* * TheBrainlessBeauty: Karen (see DumbBlonde).is one of the most beautiful girls in school, but she's also one of the dumbest.



* ButNotTooBlack: Notably the table for "Unfriendly Black Hotties" has all the black girls fitting this trope - lighter skin and Anglo hairstyles.



%%* CorruptTheCutie: This is half the plot--and the recovery from it takes up the other half.

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%%* * CorruptTheCutie: This is half As Cady becomes sucked into the plot--and cattiness and back-stabbing of 'girl world', she is corrupted to become just as bad as the recovery from it takes up the other half. AlphaBitch herself.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: During Cady's phone call with Regina, you can see Regina's little sister watching ''Girls Gone Wild'' and lifting up her shirt while cheering.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: FunnyBackgroundEvent:
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During Cady's phone call with Regina, you can see Regina's little sister watching ''Girls Gone Wild'' and lifting up her shirt while cheering.



* InformedJudaism: Gretchen mentions receiving Hanukkah gifts.

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* InformedJudaism: Gretchen mentions receiving Hanukkah gifts. Given the Plastic's extensive rules, it's possible Gretchen might have to [[InvokedTrope downplay her Judaism]].



%%* InWithTheInCrowd: Instigates the plot.

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%%* %* InWithTheInCrowd: Instigates Cady gets invited to sit with the plot. Plastics and is accepted into their clique. Over the course of the movie, she's corrupted into a shallow AlphaBitch like them.



* LookBothWays: [[spoiler:Regina]] gets hit by a bus for not doing this. [[spoiler:(She gets better.)]] {{Foreshadowed}} with Cady narrowly missing one on her first day.

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* LookBothWays: LookBothWays:
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[[spoiler:Regina]] gets hit by a bus for not doing this. [[spoiler:(She gets better.)]] {{Foreshadowed}} with Cady narrowly missing one on her first day.



*** As an aside, Tina Fey later sang a bit of "At Seventeen" in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock''.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Karen seems to be remarkably lacking in actual ''meanness'' per se; in nearly all respects she comes across as a [[DumbIsGood good natured ditz]]. In fact, her only real defining characteristic, besides being TheDitz, is that she remains a loyal friend to Gretchen even through Gretchen's VillainousBreakdown.

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*** As an aside, Tina Fey later sang a bit of "At Seventeen" in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock''.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: MinionWithAnFInEvil:
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Karen seems to be remarkably lacking in actual ''meanness'' per se; in nearly all respects she comes across as a [[DumbIsGood good natured ditz]]. In fact, her only real defining characteristic, besides being TheDitz, is that she remains a loyal friend to Gretchen even through Gretchen's VillainousBreakdown.



* PetTheDog: Regina has her moments, such as when she gives Cady a makeover and compliments her on her eyebrows. Also in a twisted way, she gets revenge on Jason for dating Taylor instead of Gretchen.



* RichInDollarsPoorInSense:
** Regina in a specific example. She could rattle off several mostly-illegal weight loss drugs (most of which either were expensive before being banned or would be expensive to ship from countries where they're still legal). Yet, she didn't know enough about health and nutrition to know whether or not butter is a carb.
** Possibly just a commentary on how American teenage girls obsess over getting thin the fast and unhealthy way rather than via actual healthy living.

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* RichInDollarsPoorInSense:
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RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Regina in a specific example. She could rattle off several mostly-illegal weight loss drugs (most of which either were expensive before being banned or would be expensive to ship from countries where they're still legal). Yet, she didn't know enough about health and nutrition to know whether or not butter is a carb.
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carb. Possibly just a commentary on how American teenage girls obsess over getting thin the fast and unhealthy way rather than via actual healthy living.



* TheUnfairSex: Female variety. Regina punishes Taylor for dating Jason - who is supposed to be Gretchen's 'property' - instead of Jason for moving from Gretchen to Karen.



* WildTeenParty: Cady gets invited to a Halloween costume party by Aaron, then (semi-accidentally) throws a wild party herself later in the year. Her social evolution between these two parties is evident. At the first party, she's awkward, uncomfortable and sticks out like a sore thumb. At the second party, she's the queen bee, sexy, center of attention and (mostly) in control of everything going on (that is, until it all blows up in her face).

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* WildTeenParty: Cady gets invited to a Halloween costume party by Aaron, then (semi-accidentally) throws a wild party herself later in the year. Her social evolution between these two parties is evident. At the first party, she's awkward, uncomfortable and sticks out like a sore thumb. At the second party, she's the queen bee, sexy, center of attention and (mostly) in control of everything going on (that is, until it all blows up in her face). However, unusual for the trope, her parents never find out.
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