Ten years ago, the world changed forever. Mean Girls was released in theaters and a cult classic was born. In celebration of a decade of the most quotable movie ever, here’s a list of the most important things that Mean Girls has taught me.
1. Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. We all know that networking is important and Gretchen’s definitely proof of that. A little name dropping never hurt anyone! Especially if your father invented Toaster Strudel.
2. Never give up on your dreams. Regardless if that dream is to become Spring Fling queen, President of the United States, or make fetch happen, never let anyone tell you it won’t happen. Even Regina George.
3. Whenever you don’t have something to wear on a Wednesday, pink is always an option. Trust me, everyone looks good in pink and a scowl. Pale pink, bright pink, neon pink…
Meet the Unfriendly Black Hotties. Or should I say, pink hotties.
4. Being yourself is always your best option. When I think Mean Girls, besides thinking how I wanted to raid Lindsay Lohan’s closet as a 12 year old, I think two words: Glen Coco. How did one person single-handedly make a whole movie about himself when he didn’t even have any lines? Simple. He remained true to himself. Did he send himself those candy canes? Is he really just that popular and loved? I believe the latter. By being Glenn Coco, I have learned to embrace my inner Glenn Coco.
5. Hang onto good friends, regardless of what others have to say. Regardless of The Plastics and other glamorous people in your life, always remember that those who really love and care about you will be there even after you make mistakes. How much, you ask? The limit doesn’t exist.
When my two favorite fandoms collide.
Happy meanniversary, everyone!