Unpopular Opinion: Mean Girls

Unpopular Opinion: Mean Girls

Apparently, today is the 10th Anniversary of Mean Girls.  I guess that means it’s time to admit something I’ve been afraid to for 10 years:

I don’t like Mean Girls.

Even I don’t understand why.  I love Tina Fey.  I love comedies.  I love high school movies.  I don’t hate Lindsay Lohan (unpopular opinion: I don’t hate Lindsay Lohan.)

My favorite high school set movies – Can’t Hardly Wait, 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s All That – came out in the ’90s, when I was in Jr High.  High school was an idea, something to romanticize.  When Mean Girls came out, I was finishing up my first year in college.  I was over high school drama like burn books (we called them slam books, btw) and cliques.

I’ve tried watching since, thanks to the many airings on cable.  I was determined to appreciate it like everyone else on the Internet.  But, I think that bitter mood from 2004 soured every subsequent viewing.

Time stop trying to make Mean Girls happen.  It’s not gonna happen.