History YMMV / MeanGirls

3rd Jun '17 5:07:55 PM fearlessnikki
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* NightmareFuel: There are young boys being raised to believe that gay people should be hunted with Remington bolt action rifles.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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There are young boys being raised to believe that gay people should be hunted with Remington bolt action rifles.



** Regina's mom is apparently just fine with giving under-18 year old teenagers alcohol, if they ask her for it. Considering how alcohol consumption has amplified effects on minors ...

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** Regina's mom is apparently just fine with giving under-18 year old teenagers alcohol, if they ask her for it. Considering how alcohol consumption has amplified effects on minors ...minors...



* PopularityPolynomial: Mean Girls was moderately successful when it first came out before fading into obscurity. Its popularity suddenly exploded in TheNewTens into [[MemeticMutation one of the most quoted movies ever]].

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* PopularityPolynomial: Mean Girls ''Mean Girls'' was moderately successful when it first came out before fading into obscurity. Its popularity suddenly exploded in TheNewTens into [[MemeticMutation one of the most quoted movies ever]].


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* ValuesDissonance:
** The line where Regina's mother says Cady can have alcohol in the house is meant to be another example of how under Regina's thumb she is. In Europe, particularly the UK and Ireland, underage drinking is not quite as big a deal. Several parents allow their teenagers to have little amounts of alcohol at home - so as not to have them going mad when out with friends.
** Janis's reputation was destroyed by Regina claiming she was a lesbian. This reflects the attitudes towards gays in the early 2000s, where being MistakenForGay could make someone an outcast. Such a thing wouldn't fly in TheNewTens, when acceptance of gays became more mainstream.
24th May '17 6:33:40 PM benda
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** Though it also counts as a HarsherInHindsight depending on your view, the movie follows [[Creator/LindsayLohan Cady]] as she falls in with the wrong crowd and goes from a mild-mannered nice girl into a party-happy temperamental bitch. Lohan's constant arrests and trips to rehab afterwards have led to the [[MemeticMutation widespread idea]] that Regina got the last laugh on Cady in the end. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mean_girls_xl_05--film-A.jpg This shot]] has become surprisingly prophetic.[[note]]Yes, that is Lohan in the garbage bin.[[/note]]



** Though it also counts as a HarsherInHindsight depending on your view, the movie follows [[Creator/LindsayLohan Cady]] as she falls in with the wrong crowd and goes from a mild-mannered nice girl into a party-happy temperamental bitch. Lohan's constant arrests and trips to rehab afterwards have led to the [[MemeticMutation widespread idea]] that Regina got the last laugh on Cady in the end. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mean_girls_xl_05--film-A.jpg This shot]] has become surprisingly prophetic.[[note]]Yes, that is Lohan in the garbage bin.[[/note]]
23rd Apr '17 11:07:10 PM TywinIsGod
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** Regina's mom is apparently just fine with giving teenagers alcohol, if they ask her for it. Considering how alcohol consumption has amplified effects on minors ...

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** Regina's mom is apparently just fine with giving under-18 year old teenagers alcohol, if they ask her for it. Considering how alcohol consumption has amplified effects on minors ...
24th Mar '17 5:00:02 AM TywinIsGod
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** Janis Ian's plan is to slowly ruin Regina's life by bringing her down one piece at a time. Get rid of her boyfriend, trick her into gaining weight and turn her friends against her. All banking on the fact that Regina's ego wouldn't [[RefugeInAudacity believe in someone doing that to her]].

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** Janis Ian's plan is to slowly ruin Regina's life by bringing her down one piece at a time. Get rid of her boyfriend, trick her into gaining weight and turn her friends against her. All banking on the fact that Regina's ego [[SmugSnake ego]] wouldn't [[RefugeInAudacity believe in someone doing that to her]].
16th Mar '17 12:22:03 PM TywinIsGod
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** A fairly popular belief with fans is that back when Janis and Regina were friends, Janis was the [[AlphaBitch queen bee]] and Regina was the innocent friend (like Cady) who was [[FromNobodyToNightmare slowly evolving]]. Notably when Cady lies and says that there's nothing about Janis in the Burn Book, Janis seems annoyed (perhaps narcissism that the girls aren't even talking about her full stop?) - and at times Janis seems just as bitchy as Regina.
** Regina herself appears to care for the other Plastics in her own twisted way. When Jason is two-timing Gretchen, she gets revenge. She gives Cady a makeover and compliments her appearance. And she seems genuinely hurt when her friends turn against her - especially when she finds out everything Cady did to her. How much of these pets dog moments are genuine, or for a cheap narcissistic laugh or [[TakeAThirdOption both]].

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** A fairly popular belief with fans is that back when Janis and Regina were friends, Janis was the [[AlphaBitch queen bee]] and Regina was the innocent friend (like Cady) who was [[FromNobodyToNightmare slowly evolving]]. Notably when Cady lies and says that there's nothing about Janis in the Burn Book, Janis seems annoyed (perhaps narcissism that the girls aren't even talking about her full stop?) - and at times Janis seems just as bitchy as Regina.
Regina and is more of a DirtyCoward to boot.
** Regina herself appears to care for the other Plastics in her own twisted way. When Jason is two-timing Gretchen, she gets revenge. She gives Cady a makeover and compliments her appearance. And she seems genuinely hurt when her friends turn against her - especially when she finds out everything Cady did to her. How much of these pets pet the dog moments are genuine, or for a cheap narcissistic laugh or [[TakeAThirdOption both]].
12th Mar '17 3:45:03 AM Xtifr
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* GeniusBonus: The whole "We should kill Caesar" speech may just be a history report, but when taken out of context, it sounds like something an actual Roman senator would say about Creator/JuliusCaesar.

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* GeniusBonus: The whole "We should kill Caesar" speech may just be a history report, but when taken out of context, it sounds like something an actual Roman senator would say about Creator/JuliusCaesar.UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar.
1st Mar '17 5:26:38 AM MCanter89
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** Regina herself appears to care for the other Plastics in her own twisted way. When Jason is two-timing Gretchen, she gets revenge. She gives Cady a makeover and compliments her appearance. And she seems genuinely hurt when her friends turn against her - especially when she finds out everything Cady did to her. How much of these pets dog moments are genuine, or for a cheap narcissistic laugh or [[take a third option| both]].

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** Regina herself appears to care for the other Plastics in her own twisted way. When Jason is two-timing Gretchen, she gets revenge. She gives Cady a makeover and compliments her appearance. And she seems genuinely hurt when her friends turn against her - especially when she finds out everything Cady did to her. How much of these pets dog moments are genuine, or for a cheap narcissistic laugh or [[take a third option| [[TakeAThirdOption both]].



* GeniusBonus: The whole "We should kill Caesar" speech may just be a history report, but when taken out-of-context it sounds like something an actual Roman senator would say about Creator/JuliusCaesar.

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* GeniusBonus: The whole "We should kill Caesar" speech may just be a history report, but when taken out-of-context out of context, it sounds like something an actual Roman senator would say about Creator/JuliusCaesar.



** Though it also counts as a HarsherInHindsight depending on your view, the movie follows [[Creator/LindsayLohan Cady]] as she falls in with the wrong crowd and goes from a mild-mannered nice girl into a party-happy temperamental bitch. Lohan's constant arrests and trips to rehab afterwards have led to the [[MemeticMutation widespread idea]] that Regina got the last laugh on Cady in the end. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mean_girls_xl_05--film-A.jpg This shot]] has become surprisingly prophetic. [[note]]Yes, that is Lohan in the garbage bin.[[/note]]

to:

** Though it also counts as a HarsherInHindsight depending on your view, the movie follows [[Creator/LindsayLohan Cady]] as she falls in with the wrong crowd and goes from a mild-mannered nice girl into a party-happy temperamental bitch. Lohan's constant arrests and trips to rehab afterwards have led to the [[MemeticMutation widespread idea]] that Regina got the last laugh on Cady in the end. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mean_girls_xl_05--film-A.jpg This shot]] has become surprisingly prophetic. [[note]]Yes, that is Lohan in the garbage bin.[[/note]]



* PopularityPolynomial: Mean Girls was moderately successful when it first came out before fading into obscurity. Its popularity suddenly exploded in TheNewTens into [[MemeticMutation one of the most quoted movies ever.]]

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* PopularityPolynomial: Mean Girls was moderately successful when it first came out before fading into obscurity. Its popularity suddenly exploded in TheNewTens into [[MemeticMutation one of the most quoted movies ever.]]ever]].
20th Jan '17 3:25:50 PM Tropervilliara
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** A fairly popular belief with fans is that back when Janis and Regina were friends, Janis was the [[AlphaBitch queen bee]] and Regina was the innocent friend (like Cady) who was [[FromNobodyToNightmare slowly evolving]]. Notably when Cady lies and says that there's nothing about Janis in the Burn Book, Janis seems annoyed (perhaps narcissism that the girls aren't even talking about her?) - and at times Janis seems just as bitchy as Regina.
** Regina herself appears to care for the other Plastics in her own twisted way. When Jason is two-timing Gretchen, she gets revenge. She gives Cady a makeover and compliments her appearance. And she seems genuinely hurt when her friends turn against her - especially when she finds out everything Cady did to her. How much of these are genuine, or for a cheap narcissistic laugh or both.

to:

** A fairly popular belief with fans is that back when Janis and Regina were friends, Janis was the [[AlphaBitch queen bee]] and Regina was the innocent friend (like Cady) who was [[FromNobodyToNightmare slowly evolving]]. Notably when Cady lies and says that there's nothing about Janis in the Burn Book, Janis seems annoyed (perhaps narcissism that the girls aren't even talking about her?) her full stop?) - and at times Janis seems just as bitchy as Regina.
** Regina herself appears to care for the other Plastics in her own twisted way. When Jason is two-timing Gretchen, she gets revenge. She gives Cady a makeover and compliments her appearance. And she seems genuinely hurt when her friends turn against her - especially when she finds out everything Cady did to her. How much of these pets dog moments are genuine, or for a cheap narcissistic laugh or both.[[take a third option| both]].



* DesignatedHero: Janis. She is just as manipulative as Regina, taunts her by revealing her manipulations in front of the entire school (throwing Cady under the bus in the process), [[MoralDissonance and gets cheered for it]]. This, combined with her HollywoodHomely appearance, has only fueled some fans' theories that Janis is herself a [[FallenPrincess former]] AlphaBitch.

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* DesignatedHero: Janis. She is just as manipulative as Regina, Regina (if not more so), taunts her by revealing her manipulations in front of the entire school (throwing Cady under the bus in the process), [[MoralDissonance and gets cheered for it]]. This, combined with her HollywoodHomely appearance, has only fueled some fans' theories that Janis is herself a [[FallenPrincess former]] AlphaBitch.
20th Jan '17 12:46:27 PM Tropervilliara
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** Regina herself appears to care for the other Plastics in her own twisted way. When Jason is two-timing Gretchen, she gets revenge. She gives Cady a makeover and compliments her appearance. And she seems genuinely hurt when her friends turn against her - especially when she finds out everything Cady did to her.

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** Regina herself appears to care for the other Plastics in her own twisted way. When Jason is two-timing Gretchen, she gets revenge. She gives Cady a makeover and compliments her appearance. And she seems genuinely hurt when her friends turn against her - especially when she finds out everything Cady did to her. How much of these are genuine, or for a cheap narcissistic laugh or both.
13th Jan '17 6:11:14 AM manofwarb
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* NightmareFuel: There are young boys being raised to believe that gay people should be hunted with Remington bolt action rifles.
** We notice how a silly rumor based on an offhand comment got Ms Norbury into serious legal trouble. Thankfully averted when Cady owns up to the rumor, but imagine how this suspicion of drug dealing would have utterly ruined a teacher's career and life.
** Regina's mom is apparently just fine with giving teenagers alcohol, if they ask her for it. Considering how alcohol consumption has amplified effects on minors ...
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