Mean Moms has been in the works since 2013 when New Line Cinema secured the rights to Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads written by Rosaline Wiseman. She’s the same author who wrote Queen Bees and Wannabes which would later become the basis for Tina Fey’s screenplay for Mean Girls.
The past few days, the film has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue thanks to a fake movie poster that went viral on social media. I’m sure you caught a peek at it if you were at all online the past 48 hours.
The faux artwork featured Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock and Cameron Diaz with the tagline, “Too Sassy For You.” As it turns out, only one of the stars is actually attached to the project, with the other two only speculation. The studio confirmed that only the former Friends star has signed on.
If you can find this movie, I don’t care if you have to buy, rent, steal, torrent or what: do it. This movie is an instant gay cult must-see. Is it as outrageous as Drop Dead Gorgeous? No. Is it as infinitely quotable and lasting as Mean Girls? Not quite. Is it modern, relevant and funny as hell? Absolutely-fisting-lutely.
GBF looks at the current trend among girls to have the latest and greatest “it item”… a Gay Best Friend. The film is filled with new and upcoming actors who put a fresh face on the indie film scene and attempt to promote and trend the idea that anyone who’s anyone wants and needs that iconic gay friend. The three biggest queens from high school fight over control of the friendship of the town’s newest gay and comedy ensues. Admittedly, the premise is more fun than earth-shattering, however the script does take on a lot of real issues and in a simultaneously hilarious and informative way. Looking at coming at in high school, being seen strictly as being defined by our sexuality alone and of course the ever-present issues of bullying and acceptance, GBF does a great job of appealing to both youth and adults with this lighthearted movie about being gay in today’s world.
I’m not sure if an actual Mean Girls day exists, but if there was, today would be it. If you’ve seen the film as many times as most gays have, you know October 3 is the day Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett) asked Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) what date it was. It’s one of the memorable lines from the extremely quotable comedy.
Check out the scene below to refresh your memory. And as an aside, don’t you think Aaron Samuels, in fact, does look better with his hair pushed back? I’m definitely watching Mean Girls for the umpteenth time on my flight back home this weekend. Also, if you missed Todrick Hall’s hilarious parody Mean Gurlz, you have to watch it. You won’t regret it.
WOW. I’m simply speechless, which is something I can’t say about Christopher Sosa, an intern for NextMovie. Talk about a Mean Girls fan. I thought I knew the movie well. This fan boy puts me to shame. He gives Gaymien a run for his money as too gay to function. Dude recites the entire flick in under 30 minutes. Impressive or sad? You decide.
I wonder exactly how many times he saw the Lindsay Lohan film. In case you didn’t catch this clip, nor have the time to watch it, from earlier this week, here’s your chance now.
I can’t with this. What I am about to post could very well one of the best YouTube clips that has ever been created.
We all know Mean Girls starring out favorite mess Lindsay (when she had a career), Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert & Karen, well someone has decided to do an updated Compton version and the result is pretty much youtube gold. In this version Cady Heron is from Korea when she transfers to a Compton high school. There she meets Janice and “Gaymian” played by Glee‘s Alex Newell, sees all the different cliques including the Black Barbies. All your favourite lines are in there but updated “You can’t twerk with us” “There is this one boy in my Ebonics class” and so one. I’m on my 5th time watching this in about an hour. The Halloween scene made me fall out of my chair.
Seriously you all need to take 5 minutes out of your day and watch this masterpiece. #splitsontress
Nine years after its release, Mean Girls is as popular as ever. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were even bonding and trying to quiz each other on the popular teen comedy during the American Idol auditions. It’s probably the one thing the two divas have and will ever agree on. How I missed this awesome bit of news during the Screen Actors Guild Awards is appalling? Shame on me. Thankfully, I stumbled on it and can share it with you now.
With 30 Rock signing off the air this Thursday, Tina Fey needs a new project to keep her occupied. The SNL vet told E! News that a musical version of Mean Girls could “maybe” be on the way. She revealed, “I’m trying to develop it actually with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock. And I think Paramount’s on board, yeah.” Cue slow clap.
If it does come to fruition, I know one actress who might want to reprise her role. Amanda Seyfried has already appeared in two big budget musicals- Mamma Mia and Les Miserables. Plus, the 27-year-old actress recently described the movie as her “best work” in an interview with IndieWire. Perhaps Karen and her ESPN knew all along that a musical was in the works ;)
Personally, I think a musical adaption is a great idea. Let’s face it, Tina Fey isn’t going to get involved with a project unless she thinks it’s hilarious. Check out a few of my favorite clips from the classic teen flick below.
I didn’t think it was possible to love Amanda Seyfried any more than I did, but girl has just outdone herself in my book. The Les Miserables actress sat down with David Letterman to promote her upcoming musical. In between all the chitter chatter, Seyfried admitted she likes to drink a tad before going on these talk shows.
When asked by Letterman if she had a little sippy sip, the 27-year-old actress responded, “Yeah, I’m pretty drunk. To be honest with you Dave, I’ve had about three [drinks].” What’s her poison? Whiskey apparently. Her Les Miz co-star Russell Crowe even gave her a bottle of Middleton for her birthday. She also revealed that David’s staffers had some Jameson waiting backstage for her. As a sign of camaraderie, the talk show host also takes a swig from the bottle. Loved it.
Truthfully, it’s a great idea to have a bit of alcohol before appearing on television. Not schwasted drunk but enough to keep your composure, yet loosen one’s inhibitions. I’m painfully shy (surprising to most of my friends) and often need some liquid courage to survive some situations. Hopefully though, Seyfried doesn’t go overboard. Wouldn’t want her to follow in her Mean Girls co-star’s footsteps. We all know the tragedy that is Lindsay Lohan. Check out Amanda’s adorable interview
As TMZ explains, “Law enforcement tells us prior to the fight words were exchanged between Lindsay and the woman as they sat in separate booths near each other. Lindsay said something to the effect of, ‘Give me my space.’ Some time passed and then, for some reason, Lindsay allegedly punched the girl in the left side of her face.
I feel like being out that late midweek is only asking for trouble – which is a chance Lindsay cannot afford to be taking anymore. She’s since been released and the incident is being investigated. Remember Lindsay as Cady in Mean Girls saying, “I knew how this would be handled in the animal world, but in ‘girl world’ all the fighting had to be sneaky.” Clearly she isn’t following her character’s advice. Watch the video of her arrest below.