How Tina Fey Designed the Perfectly Absurd World of North Shore High in ‘Mean Girls’

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There are so many wonderful aspects of 2004’s teen comedy Mean Girls that have cemented it as a modern-day cult classic. As someone who started high school in 2010, I would find myself veritably neck-deep in references and quotes every time I went online. The sheer amount of gifs and reaction images that have been used from the talent show sequence alone is astounding — and you’d be hard pressed to find any American young adult today that doesn’t know at least one line from the film.

But just what makes the humor of Mean Girls so iconic? Read about how comedian Tina Fey took a self-help book on how adolescent girls can survive cliques and turned it into one of the most referenced films of our time here on Film School Rejects.

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