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Get in loser, we’re (hopefully) making Mean Girls gayer.
Today, Paramount Pictures released the official trailer for the new Mean Girls movie, which is chock-full of queer rising stars. This latest iteration is based on the 2018 Broadway musical adaptation of Mean Girls, which in turn is based on the iconic 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. You wouldn’t be able to tell that the latest Mean Girls is a musical based on this trailer, which is scored to Olivia Rodrigo’s “Get It Back,” but rest assured: songs are coming!
Like the original film, 2024’s Mean Girls follows Cady Heron (Angourie Rice), a previously homeschooled teenager who finds herself thrown into the dog-eat-dog world that is high school. After resident queen bee Regina George (Renée Rapp) unexpectedly takes Cady under her wing, Cady’s socially outcast new pals Janis (Auli‘i Cravalho) and Damian (Jaquel Spivey) convince her to help them seek revenge against Regina. Chaos and quotable one-liners ensue! Also, this one has TikTok.
Rounding out the cast are Jenna Fischer, Busy Phillips, Avantika Vandanapu, Bebe Wood, Christopher Briney as Aaron Samuels, and Tina Fey and Tim Meadows reprising their original Mean Girls roles as Ms. Norbury and Principal Duvall, respectively.
Although readers may know bisexual triple threat Rapp best for her recent debut album Snow Angel or for playing preppy lesbian Leighton on Max’s The Sex Lives of College Girls, she got her start playing Regina on Broadway at just 19 years old. In recent years, theories suggesting that Regina was a closeted lesbian have gone viral on TikTok, a theory Rapp endorsed at a concert last year after a fan held up a sign reading “Regina George Is a Lesbian.”
“She is,” Rapp told the crowd. “It’s so true, and I heard that from God. He told me.”
Judging from Rapp’s flirty delivery of the iconic line, “Get in, loser,” it seems like girls and gays can look forward to the fruity Regina George moments they deserve, subtext or otherwise.
Cravalho is also openly bisexual, which feels significant given that the whole reason Janice hates Regina so much is because Regina started a rumor that Janice had a crush on her. This rumor wrecked her social life in 2004 in a way that it might not in 2024. Although neither Regina nor Janice are explicitly queer in the Mean Girls musical, hopefully, this new iteration will take the opportunity to update some of the original movie’s more dated inclusions of queerness. More big lesbian crushes, I beg!
Mean Girls arrives exclusively in theaters on January 12.
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