Way back in 2004 Tina Fey was just that chick from Weekend Update, Rachel McAdams was a nobody, Amanda Seyfried was clawing her way out of the world of soap operas, and Lindsay Lohan was just a glimmer in some Hollywood drug dealer’s eye. But everything changed when they came together and starred in a clever little movie called Mean Girls that raised the bar for what we expect from teen comedies. It was well-written, well-acted, and damn it, it was funny.
Now, almost seven years later Tina Fey has become a comedy legend, Rachel McAdams is a highly sought after leading lady, Amanda Seyfried is the current “it” girl, and Lindsay Lohan is…well, this is where it gets awkward. But the folks over at Paramount are hoping there’s still enough power in the name for them to capitalize on the success of the first and make a little cash. (Seven years? Way to strike while the iron’s hot Paramount…)
Directed by Melanie Mayron and staring a bunch of people you’ve never heard of, the follow-up (creatively titled Mean Girls 2) to the Fey-penned “classic” follows a similar path as the first. Here’s the synopsis:
“The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo, who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby, at the urging of Abby’s wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo’s costs for the college of her dreams. Jo and Abby team up to take on the school’s “mean girls,” the Plastics. The story becomes a high stakes battle of loyalty that ultimately comes to a head when one of our heroines finds out that her friendship has been bought and paid for.”
It’s got no Fey, no Lohan, no McAdams, and no Seyfried, but at least Tim Meadows is in it (insert inevitable comparison to Eugene Levy and The American Pie franchise here). And I didn’t see her in the trailer, but I wouldn’t be all that surprised if Lacey Chabert makes a cameo somewhere in there. That would be sooo fetch. Oh, and did I mention it’s headed straight to DVD?
That’s it. We’ve taken up enough valuable space on the Internet.