Recently, my good friend Liz wrote a great little blog post in defense of the movie Mean Girls. I am shocked by people who don't think this movie is brilliantly funny. I'm usually shocked by anyone who doesn't think Tina Fey is brilliantly funny, but we all have our biases (... biasi? bias'?)
Because Mean Girls is not just some kitschy teen comedy. It is one of the best examples I can come up with when discussing TRUTH in comedy. Perhaps it's because I was once a teenage girl that I find it so funny. I know what it was like to try and find your awkward little place in a world of stereotypes and unnecessary drama.
But I think that the reason I find the movie so stinking funny is because, even now, at 27 years old, I still feel like I associate with Mean Girls from time to time.
At the end of the movie, all the girls grow up and mature and find their inner peace and it's all a big happy ending. Which is true sometimes... but in my adulthood I have met those grown-ups who still use passive aggressive niceties to sabotage their "competition." And I'm being honest when I say that some of them are middle aged LDS men.
P.S. Aren't these new photos of our Mean Girls bag hilarious? I never found mannequins so funny until I looked at these.
P.P.S. I find it important to tell you that I spelled mannequins correctly on the first try.