Yes, I am super late because José shot me in head. For filming, of course. Everyone knows I could beat José easily. It was a fun filming session with Ruby, Ruby and José. Party! I mean, how else can you party after having a concoction of ketchup, Marmite, soy sauce, jam and eye liner on your forehead to represent a bullet wound? Waffles, of course!
And Mean Girls! Yes, it's 10 years old :o So to celebrate, here is what I've realised about the film; it's a bit of a Cold War representation. Here, let's take a look, shall we?
Well, let's just take an overall view of it: two differing ideologies (popular and unpopular, with the rest as neither - the Third world) When Cady Heron decides to join the popular side, arguably, it can be viewed as when the USSR take on more, arguably, Western ideas, such as Perestroika, Glasnost etc. It also looks like Détente - they're getting along but the USSR have different ideas. Plus, she's spying for her allies, and it goes wrong and she appears to be in more power - arms race, folks! It eventually goes wrong though..
Her lovable friends - Damian and Janis, are her communist allies, like China. They have a falling out - Sino-Soviet split. Yes, in Cold War, they befriended The US, and this did not happen in the film, gawd no, but there was a mutual understanding by the end of it.
Then the popular girls. Regina George - The USA - top dawg, has the world at her mercy - most power, money and she has her allies: Gretchen Wiener - Britain - fundamental in the later years for bringing the Cold War to an end - pretty much done in the movie: "You can't sit with us!" Plus, she tries to get "fetch" to happen, but everyone knows that Regina is in charge - pretty much a representation of Reagan and Thatcher's relationship. We all know Reagan was in charge with that twosome!
Then Karen Smith, France - one of the allies within the Cold War. I mean, they got Germany, which in the spirit of the movie is popularity, but in reality, did much get achieved with them? No, not really. People pretty much forget them. Except for one moment: "You can't just ask someone why they're white." Everyone remembers that. But is that more memorable than the actual line said by her?
Aaron Samuels - Superiority - Europe after WWII there was a power vacuum, this power vacuum being the break up between him and Regina. Maybe it could represent Europe with Germany as it shows status, different territories, and unfair tactics from USSR - Berlin blockade, Berlin Wall - What does she do in the film? She breaks them up, deservedly, but in a bitchy manner. Win for USSR at the end because they finally get unification and Cady is accepted again. So yay!
Biggest ramble ever? Perhaps. Either way, Happy Birthday , Mean Girls! Here's my favourite moment ever: