The Mean Girls musical trailer is here: is fetch finally happening?
Get in loser, we’re going to watch the new Mean Girls trailer!
Mean Girls is one of my favorite movies. It’s kind of hard to believe that it came out almost 20 years ago, in 2004. I can quote that movie all day long. It’s in my Top 5 list of female “coming-of-age in high school” movies, right behind Now and Then and ahead of Clueless. I’ve always been a big Tina Fey fan and despite her multitude of problems, I’ve always lowkey rooted for Lindsay Lohan. I think it’s because we’re both from Long Island. Anyway, in a world where sequels and franchise reboots rule, a musical version of Mean Girls debuted in 2017 and ran on Broadway until 2021. Last year, it was announced that Mean Girls: The Musical was being adapted into a feature film, and yesterday the first trailer dropped. It’s so fetch!
The film, based on the 2018 Broadway musical adaptation of the 2004 film, stars Angourie Rice as Cady Heron, Auli’i Cravalho as Janis ‘Imi’ike, Reneé Rapp as Regina George, Jaquel Spivey as Damian Hubbard, Avantika as Karen Shetty, Bebe Wood as Gretchen Wieners, Christopher Briney as Aaron Samuels, Jenna Fischer as Ms. Heron, Busy Philipps as Mrs. George, Ashley Park as Madame Park, Tina Fey as Ms. Norbury, Tim Meadows as Mr. Duvall.
The trailer does a nice job of establishing the cliques of cool kids, outsiders and, of course, the mean girls. What it doesn’t really showcase, for some reason, are the musical numbers, so maybe that’ll come in the next trailer.
Fey wrote both the 2004 movie and the stage musical, returning now as screenwriter and producer for the movie musical. Lorne Michaels is also producing, with Arturo Perez and Samantha Jayne directing. The music is by Jeff Richmond with lyrics from Nell Benjamin.
I wasn’t expecting to be that excited about this movie, but I am now! What’s in the trailer looks like it’s a shot-for-shot remake of the original. I suppose that makes sense since it’s based on the musical, and the blocking for that probably matches the movie as closely as a stage production can get. I love that Tina Fey and Tim Meadows are playing the same characters that they did in the original movie and think that Busy Philipps is the PERFECT replacement for Amy Poehler as Regina’s cool mom. While I admit that I’m not super familiar with the rest of the cast, I really like Reneé Rapp from The Sex Lives of College Girls. I do think it’s weird that for a movie that’s based on a musical that’s based on a movie, there’s no songs featured in the trailer! That is a choice that I have no explanation for. Let the people hear the songs! You already had us at ‘Mean Girls.’
Mean Girls is out in theaters on January 12, 2024. While I am 100% going to see it, I do have two issues with this. The first one is that it didn’t get released on October 3rd and the second one is that January 12 is not a Wednesday. Wear your pink anyway and pay attention to your breasts just in case it’s already raining.
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