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So Not Fetch: The MPAA Tried To Give “Mean Girls” An R Rating

“We had lots of battles with the ratings board on the movie. There was the line, ‘Amber D’Alessio gave a blow job to a hot dog,’ which eventually became ‘Amber D’Alessio made out with a hot dog.’ Which is somehow weirder! That’s the thing we found: When you’re trying to make a joke obey the rules and not use any bad words, it can actually become seamier, even. … The line in the sand that I drew was the joke about the wide-set vagina. The ratings board said, ‘We can’t give you a PG-13 unless you cut that line.’ We ended up playing the card that the ratings board was sexist, because ‘Anchorma’n had just come out, and Ron Burgundy had an erection in one scene, and that was PG-13. We told them, ‘You’re only saying this because it’s a girl, and she’s talking about a part of her anatomy. There’s no sexual context whatsoever, and to say this is restrictive to an audience of girls is demeaning to all women.’ And they eventually had to back down.”

In honor of the 10th anniversary of “Mean Girls” (gah, I’m old), director Mark Waters shared 10 juicy behind-the-scenes tales from Tina Fey’s best movie ever. In addition to sharing that Rachel McAdams was almost cast as Cady Heron, Amanda Seyfried was almost cast as Regina George, and Amy Poehler was almost not cast at all, Waters shared a particularly sexist struggle that the filmmakers had with the MPAA board. The movie ratings organization is notoriously more condemnatory when it’s female sexual pleasure onscreen (rather than male) as well as slang words about female anatomy. (Watch the documentary “This Film Is Not Yet Rated” for so much appalling shit about the MPAA.) Not surprisingly, the latter was absolutely true in the case of “Mean Girls,” where the filmmakers had to fight valiantly to keep in the phrase “wide-set vagina.” Oh, Tina Fey. Keep on fighting the good fight. [NYMag.com]

Patti LaBelle Would Like You To Know That Today’s Pop Stars Are “Little Heifers”

Patti LaBelle, whom most of us would consider to fit squarely into the “history-making power divas” category, isn’t too fond of the d-word anymore. According to LaBelle:

“That word is used so loosely that I don’t even consider myself a diva. I always considered myself a woman who sings her heart out and who gives 120 percent. ‘Diva’ is a word that I wouldn’t wanna call myself because it’s so loosely used. It’s not cute anymore.”

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New Study Claims Women Are Inherently Catty

Next time I gossip, I’ll just blame it on evolution.

A scientific review of almost 100 evolutionary psychology papers has left researchers with the … shall we say dubious conclusion … that women are wired to be catty to each other. Seriously. Tracy Vaillancourt, a psychology professor at the University of Ottawa, led the study and wrote that women have evolved to use gossip and backstabbing to effectively maximize the potential harm on their targets and prevent significant damage to themselves. Keep reading »

Bet You Can’t Do This: Intern Recites Mean Girls In 30 Minutes

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"She is a fuuugly slut!"

Well this makes me feel inadequate. Christopher Rosa, Next Movie‘s intern, literally recited the whole Mean Girls movie in less than 30 minutes. And I know this because I played it in the background as I was writing this post. I mean, I could only understand Rosa’s performance about 50 percent of the time, when he’s actually acting it out. And the other 50 percent of the time? Kind of a mix of half words and gibberish. Whatever. Still so fetch. [Crushable]

Mad Men Meets Mean Girls
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Mean Girls The Musical?
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Tina Fey says Paramount is interested in a musical version of "Mean Girls." Read More »
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The “Betches” Are Professional Mean Girls

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The "Betches" Are Professional Mean Girls

Please meet “betches” Jordana Abraham, Samantha Fishbein and Aleen Kuperman. This trio of childhood friends who coined the term “betch” while they were attending Cornell together go by the mottos: “If you don’t have anything mean to say, don’t say it at all” and “Don’t be easy, don’t be ugly, don’t be poor.”

Some more of their inspirational advice has included: “You should learn to be a girl who looks out for herself first and does not allow others to take advantage of her. Ideally, you should be doing the advantage-taking” and “It’s important to realize that as a woman, you have the special privilege of not needing to work as hard as men do — in the general sense — unless you want to.”

Preach, betches!   Keep reading »

5 Life Lessons From A Former Mean Girl

Have you ever woken up with the lingering remnant of a once-forgotten memory? Usually it’s a repressed trauma, like an alien abduction or the knowledge that your middle name is Gaylord. In other words, they’re memories that require years of therapy to forget again. One day this repressed memory phenomenon happened to me. Only instead of waking up with the memory of tattooing happy and sad theater masks to my inner thighs, I suddenly remembered that I used to be a bully. A flood of childhood incidents came back to me, each more awful than the last, all of them changing my entire view of myself.

The effect was devastating. So devastating that I immediately purged all of my guilt into a mocha-fueled confession session on my Twitter account, as the Torah requires. Still, the guilt of all those bad acts lingered. According to the one-eyed gypsy I met at the carnival the other day, unless I use my shameful past for good, the guilt of being a bully will haunt me forever. And also my ears will turn to frogs by midnight tonight. So I’m turning my shame into wisdom for all of you. Read more…

When “Mad Men” Meets “Mean Girls”

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My only real criteria for a successful mashup is that the two things being smooshed together are things I really like. So, yeah, “Mad Men” meets “Mean Girls”? Why the hell not! Mean Mad Men is a new Tumblr that combines “Mad Men” screenshots with memorable “Mean Girls” quotes. Somehow, they go together like Lindsay Lohan and an abandoned bag of cocaine or Don Draper and a life full of regret. Check out a few more after the jump! [Mean Mad Men] Keep reading »

Tina Fey Teases “Mean Girls: The Musical”

"Mean Girls" Bleeps
WTF: "Vagina" gets bleeped but "whore" does not. Read More »
"Mean Girls" Video
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  • “Mean Girls: The Musical”? Don’t toy with my emotions like that, Tina Fey. For a second there, I was all excited that Regina George and the Plastics were headed to Broadway, but Fey says she’s been in talks with Paramount to produce a new musical version of the film for movie theaters. [E! Online]
  • Chris Brown’s run-in with Frank Ocean over a parking space last night might threaten his probation. A parking space, you guys. [The Wrap]
  • Who’s the hottest Mr. Darcy? Inquiring “Pride & Prejudice” fans want to know who to fap off to. [BlackBook Mag]
  • Suri Cruise in a panda hat? My ovaries are coating the walls around my desk. (Okay, that was gross. But you know what I mean.) [Socialite Life]
  • Can you teach “sexy”? Eh, probably not. But you can humiliate yourself learn some advanced pole dancing moves. [NYMag.com]

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Irony: MTV Airs “Mean Girls,” Bleeps “Vagina” But Not “Whore”

Okay, you might want to be sitting down when I tell you this, but I watched “Mean Girls” for the first time a couple weekends ago. I was pretty well acquainted with… well, nearly every single line in the movie from having read the internet, although I got a good laugh out of “Four for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco,” as it was just about the only quote in there that I hadn’t known was from “Mean Girls.” But I decided it was probably time to actually experience the movie, and stop trying to absorb it only from cultural diffusion.

So yeah, I knew next to nothing about “Mean Girls” other than that a lot of parts of the internet that I respect and enjoy are obsessed with quoting it and that it’s about high school, not, for example, that it was written by Tina Fey. Rest assured, these gaping holes in my knowledge have been filled, and so now I completely understand how against the message of the film it is for MTV to bleep a wide swath of non-curse-words, including “vagina,” when it aired on the network this weekend… but not “whore” or “slut.” Read more…

Lindsay Lohan Before She Was, You Know, Lindsay Lohan

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Aw, Lindz

It’s hard to remember, but back in the day, Lindsay Lohan was an adorable child star. She made her transition to adult-ish movies with the Tina Fey hit “Mean Girls,” and she was totally awesome in it. Here, we see a small glimpse into a pre-monitoring bracelet/car crash/rehab Lindz, as she — along with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey — recites the Kevin G math rap from the 2004 movie. [YouTube]

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