I have a question for you: What day is it? If you answered anything other than "It's Oct. Because today is the day that Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was, and therefore, it's a big day for Mean Girls fans everywhere. It's the day that we can all come together and prove our dedication to the film, as we annoyingly walk around and incessantly quote the likes of Cady, Regina, Karen, Gretchen, Damien, Janice, etc. Oh, wait
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While you were in high school, you may have witnessed or even been part of this phenomenon yourself. Girls using backbiting, ostracizing, rumour spreading, name-calling and manipulation to inflict serious psychological harm on other girls. Girls using social media to attack others online using gossip, harassment, hurtful comments and even slut-shaming. In the movie, Mean Girls , viewers watched firsthand the ways in which girls form cliques, navigate the social ladder and use relational aggression to hurt and control others. But high school is over.
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The film, which stars Lindsay Lohan , Rachel McAdams , Tim Meadows , Ana Gasteyer , Amy Poehler and Fey, is partially based on Rosalind Wiseman 's non-fiction self-help book, Queen Bees and Wannabes , which describes female high school social cliques and the damaging effects they can have on girls. Fey also drew from her own experience at Upper Darby High School as an inspiration for some of the concepts in the film. The film marks Lohan's second collaboration with director Waters, the first being Freaky Friday , released a year earlier.
Some are smart and conniving, some as dumb as a bag of hammers. Some are literally evil, some just high school evil. Regardless, they all share three things: they're girls, they're mean, and they go to high school.