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Mean Girls: From the Big Screen to the Broadway Stage back to the Big Screen

Mean Girls is a famous movie that was written by Tina Fey and released in 2004. It is known worldwide because, “it spoke to all teens” according to complex.com. The musical version of Mean Girls first premiered in October of 2017 and opened on Broadway in April of 2018. And now after being nominated for many Tonys, Tina Fey is bringing Mean Girls back to the big screen with the help of Paramount Pictures. Tina Fey plans to turn the on stage musical into a musical film. After knocking the other two mean girls projects out of the park, the question has to be asked, can Tina Fey complete the three-peat? Musical film will suerely be the hardest version to create because it will be hard not to use the same refrences.

Lorne Michaels, the on stage creator of the musical version, said that, “I am very proud that Tina’s story and characters continue to resonate with new generations.” I believe this is the reaosn why Mean Girls has been so succesful over the past sixteen years. No matter which generation, Mean Girls seems to make an impact at any time. Teens just seem to relate to it on another level and the memes and gifs that have been created from some of the movies iconic scenes are countless. Part of me wants to believe that it will be very good and that its refrences will still be funny and well liked by fans. The other part of me however believes that it will be extremely hard to continue on with the same theme after 16 years of the original movie being out. No one will know until the movie is actually out but for Tina Fey and Lorne Michael’s sake, I hope the movie is not strung out because for 16 years Mean Girls has been a pop culture icon and a bad remake could be terrible for the franchise.


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