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Get in Loser, the New Mean Girls Teaser Just Hit Theatres

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Vic chapter.

Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour was released in theatres on Thursday, October 12th, shocking audiences when during the opening previews, a teaser for the new upcoming Mean Girls movie was shown. However, this isn’t just any remake of the classic 2004 film, rather, it’s a film adaptation of the widely famous musical drama. Now that people are starting to get excited about it, here’s all that we know so far.

Mean Girls (Musical) first hit Broadway in 2018, raking in a grand total of 12 Tony nominations, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Actress. One of the most well-known stars of the 2019-2020 run of the show, Reneé Rapp, will be reprising her role as Regina George in the 2024 adaptation. You might recognize her from her other popular role as Leighton Murray in the HBO series The Sex Life of College Girls. 

Mean Girls (Musical) has an original score composed of 21 tracks that perfectly capture the original film’s toxic, yet electric, high school environment. Popular songs include “Meet the Plastics”, which introduces the personalities of Gretchen Wieners, Karen Smith, and Regina George, and “World Burn”, which follows Regina’s descent into madness as she posts the burn book around her school. All in all, it’s a dynamic collection of musical pop songs that will shine once brought to life on the big screen.

The movie musical will hit theatres on January 12th, 2024, and star other hot superstars such as Christopher Brinley as Aaron Samuels, previously well-known for his role as resident-moody-heartthrob Conrad Fisher in the teen series The Summer I Turned Pretty. Since Aaron Samuels does sing in the musical, it will be interesting to see how Brinley’s vocals will translate to film.

Other actresses include Angourie Rice as Cady Heron, Auli’i Cravalho as Janis Ian, Bebe Wood as Gretchen Wieners, and Avantika as Karen Smith. Tina Fey and Tim Meadows will reprise their roles from the 2004 film as Mrs. Nobury and Principal Duvall, while Jon Hamm, Jenna Fischer, and Ashley Park are also some familiar faces in the cast. It’s directed by Samatha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr, and the screenplay was written by Tina Fey, who was also the original writer of the 2004 film. 

As of right now, the quick teaser that aired before Taylor Swift’s film is the only sneak peek we have, but from that alone, we can tell that the costumes, music, acting, and overall visuals of this film will be iconic. Now all we have to do is wait for the official trailer to hit the internet.

While awaiting the release of Mean Girls, fans can prepare by listening to the original cast recording of Mean Girls (Musical) which is available on all streaming services. It’s definitely worth a listen as the songs are fun, sassy, and reflect the original film in a refreshing way. It’s also a good time to plan out a perfectly pink outfit to wear when you go to theatres on January 12th. 

Jess Legati is the Marketing and Publicity director with the Her Campus @ U Vic chapter. Her job is to oversee the promotion and marketing of events that her chapter plans to host within their campus and community. Outside Her Campus, Jess is a third-year writing student at UVIC with a minor in digital and interactive media in the arts. She has worked with Her Campus as a writer in past years and released her first-ever self-written EP titled Touch the Sky, in 2022. In her time at UVIC, she has received two in-course awards from her department: the UVIC Bookstore Scholarship in Writing, and the Mary Aitken Legacy Scholarship in Writing. Jess spends most of her free time following the intense world of Formula One racing, but outside of motorsport, she is a chill gal who loves singing, playing guitar, and hanging out with her friends. She is super fond of fictional series like Marvel and Harry Potter and hopes to one day utilize her passion for visual media to write for television and film.