You know when you make the perfect thing and then it's just impossible to recreate and you panic and completely lose all sense of reality and start doing crazy stuff out of sheer desperation? Yeah, that, but on Wednesdays we wear pink.
Tina Fey was behind the best film of the early 2000s (yes, we will die on this hill) and yet she has succumbed to the temptation of the ill-fated reboot which will come to define the pop culture moment we're living in, and no one will be proud.
Mean Girls managed the full trifecta: box office success, critical acclaim, and cultural relevancy for an entire generation who will never not post their favourite Cady GIF every October 3rd. Yet when a musical was announced – much like the Cluleess musical, and Spice Girls one and now the upcoming Pretty Woman musical – literally no one cared.
(Well, none of the original fans seemed to care anyway, it has just come to our attention that the thing won a Tony award which, like, OK, but also whatevs.)
And in the greatest twist of all time, the film-turned-musical is now being adapted into... Another film.
They're essentially rebooting Mean Girls but with songs and we can't even. It's barely been 16 years since the original release. Rachel McAdams looks literally no different. Why this desperate desire to make us all feel old and irrelevant? Millennials grew up watching boomer rubbish from the 70s and 80s, can Gen Z really not be trusted to watch a film that was made within their lifetime?! Has the entirety of Hollywood so run out of ideas that they have no choice but to regurgitate old successes?
Clearly, people have thoughts.
Literally no one is ready for a new Regina George.
Mean Girls was everything – why you do these things to us, Tina?
Honestly you have to kind of respect the hustle, but we do wish the hustle could diversify a bit more...
Sorry, but the new Mean Girls can't sit with us.