History YMMV / MeanGirls

17th May '18 12:22:50 PM makesshoes
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: This was made in the 2000s, long before Facebook, and social media was even popular, instead of having a "Burn Book", there would have been numerous social media pages about the girls, instead of one book.
13th May '18 5:50:03 PM costanton11
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* MagnificentBitch:
** 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 [[SmugSnake ego]] wouldn't [[RefugeInAudacity believe in someone doing that to her]].
** Regina too, once she finds out about the scheme. She puts herself in the Burn Book, frames the other girls for it and then releases the contents all over the school - effectively causing a riot.
9th May '18 1:49:07 PM AdelePotter
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* LesYay: Cady, and to a lesser extent Gretchen's, obsession with Regina and gaining her approval borders on this. Notably, Cady's face when she first sees Regina isn't that different from when she first sees Aaron.
24th Apr '18 11:07:58 AM AdelePotter
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** Oh, and now Creator/RachelMcAdams (Regina) has played a lesbian in ''Disobedience''.
16th Apr '18 7:16:16 PM troperdude1999
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*** It could just be one of Cady's [[ImagineSpot fantasies]]
2nd Apr '18 8:14:22 AM MsCC93
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* WhatAnIdiot: Even though Cady was shy when it came to her crush on Aaron, what made her come up with the conclusion that pretending to be bad at math and purposely failing would be a good idea to get Aaron's attention (rather than just talking to him)?
2nd Apr '18 5:24:55 AM MsCC93
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* TakeThatScrappy: An InUniverse example happens when Janis confessed about her plan (with using Cady as a pawn) to get back at Regina. The girls cheer for her, due to their hared of Regina.
26th Mar '18 1:15:19 PM Firebrand96
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* AcceptableTargets: The popular girls, hoo boy. Especially blondes.

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* AcceptableTargets: The popular girls, hoo boy. Especially blondes.[[DumbBlonde blondes]].



** 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 PetTheDog moments are genuine, or for a cheap narcissistic laugh or [[TakeAThirdOption 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 PetTheDog moments are genuine, genuine or for a cheap narcissistic laugh laugh...or [[TakeAThirdOption both]].both]]?
22nd Mar '18 9:43:38 AM fearlessnikki
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** 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.

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** 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.
friends. What's more is that the drinking age there is 18 instead of 21, so giving alcohol to a 16-year-old isn't as big a deal.
** 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.outcast - and since this happened in middle school, depending on the year the movie takes place, that could still be in the 90s. Such a thing wouldn't fly in TheNewTens, when acceptance of gays became more mainstream.
3rd Mar '18 8:42:01 PM Snowsky
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* {{Narm}}: Janis's TitleDrop "You're a mean girl!" can come off as this, considering most of her vocabulary is composed of nothing but profanity.

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* {{Narm}}: Janis's TitleDrop "You're "You ''are'' a mean girl!" can come off as this, considering most of her vocabulary is composed of nothing but profanity.


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* SpecialEffectsFailure: During the hallway fight scene, paying close attention reveals that some of the girls aren't really "fighting" and are only batting at each other lightly with their arms.
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