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From Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to Remember the Titans, movies about high school always seem to be a success. However, there is one that always seems to top everyone’s list of the best movie about high school, and that is Mean Girls. The little “so fetch” sleeper film has become a modern classic and I’m sure it will be watched and enjoyed by people of all ages for many years to come. Here are 10 things you might not have known about Mean Girls!
1) The actors’ roles were not cast based on age. Amy Poehler plays Rachel McAdams’ mom in the film, but in real life Poehler is only McAdams senior by seven years! Along the same lines, Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams are supposedly in the same year of school, but there’s really an eight year age gap between the two actresses.
2) The most tweeted line from Mean Girls is “You go, Glen Coco!” followed by “So fetch!”.
3) In order to maintain a PG-13 rating, several of the lines of the movie, including the infamous “made out with a hot dog”, were edited around so as not to gain an R rating from the MPAA.
4) Lizzy Caplan’s Janis Ian was named for a real life singer Janice Ian who, coincidentally, was also Saturday Night Live’s first musical guest. Since four cast members (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows, and Ana Gasteyer) were or had been SNL players at the time of the movie this makes a lot of sense regarding the name choice for Janis.
5) Glen Coco is a real person! He’s a film editor and good friend of Tina Fey’s brother.
6) Rachel McAdams auditioned for the role of Cady, but eventually the role went to Lindsay Lohan and McAdams was cast as queen bee Regina George.
7) Mrs. Norbury, Tina Fey’s character, was named for her high school German teacher.
8) Tina Fey cast Jonathan Bennett as Aaron Samuels because she thought there were similarities between Bennett and Jimmy Fallon.
9) A Mean Girls musical is set to hit Broadway sometime in the near future thanks to the success the film is still having 10 years later!
10) Director Mark Waters and actress Lindsay Lohan have worked together twice, the first film being Freaky Friday in 2003and then followed by Mean Girls in 2004.