‘Mean Girls’ trailer puts a Gen Z spin on the classic teen comedy

‘Mean Girls’ trailer puts a Gen Z spin on the classic teen comedy

Get ready to meet the Plastics… again. We’re getting a new Mean Girls movie in 2024.

The film adapts the stage musical based on Tina Fey’s iconic 2004 teen comedy, which is a roundabout way of saying this is Mean Girls, but with songs. At least, that’s the theory: The trailer showcases none of the musical’s popular bops. (The only song you’ll hear is Olivia Rodrigo’s “Get Him Back.”)

Instead, the Mean Girls trailer makes sure it hits the main story beats of the original. Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) gets off to a rough start at her first high school, only to get embedded in a revenge plot targeting the school’s clique of Queen Bees, led by Regina George (Renee Rapp). Romantic rivalries, sexy Halloween costumes, and vicious Burn Books are soon to follow.

While the plot of Mean Girls matches that of the original, the story has been updated to take place now — which seems to mean adding a lot of TikTok into the mix. Not everything is totally new though: Fey reprises her role as math teacher Ms. Norbury, and Tim Meadows is back as Principal Duvall.

Mean Girls hits theaters Jan. 12.



Belen Edwards

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