To open this totally fabulous Mean Girls Week, I think it’s just appropriate that we start with a review of the Mean Girls DVD. Yes, I got weird looks when I bought it. No, I’m not gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m just an admirer of this often misjudged modern classic based on a self-help book for parents with no narrative whatsoever. Also, I have a thing for hot girls in pink.
The Story: I don’t understand how some people loathe this movie. The mere mention of it inspires disgust and word vomit (Mean Girls reference!). I mean, it’s a complex dissection of adolescent behavior. Sure, it’s presented in an over-the-top manner, but there are lessons to be learned here, especially for the younger crowd. It should also give parents some insight into the treacherous world of High School. It is based on a self-help guide for parents, after all. Aside from being a decent teen life deconstruction, it’s also one of the smartest teen comedies in film history. Probably even the best of them all. Can’t expect anything less from Tina Fey who handled the screenplay. Yep, I love me some Tina Fey, yessiree.
The Eye Candy: Are you kidding me? Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and the aforementioned Tina Fey and that’s eye candy times 5, bitches!
The Actors: Brilliant casting all around. Awesome performances by Lohan, Chabert, and Seyfried plus killer support from some Saturday Night Live cast members equals a solid comedy treat. But I think the star of the show is McAdams. She hit it right out of the ballpark with her queen bee character. You’d never think she’s 10 years older than The Lohan.
The DVD Extras: It has the usual stuff like outtakes, making-of featurettes, and deleted scenes. I particularly like the featurette where Rosalind Wiseman, the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, talks about her book and her cause. Fascinating stuff even for a non-parent like me.
I hope at this point, the naysayers reading this are already considering not reacting like skanky pretentious ho-bag bitches whenever they come across this gem of a comedy. If not, well BOO, YOU WHORES!