When I first dreamt up The MUFF Society, I knew there was one film I had to screen at least once, but preferably ten million times. And that film is Mean Girls.
Also, look, I’m sorry that I didn’t take advantage of our name in that opening sentence. I could’ve gone with a “When I dreamt of our delicious MUFF….” or “When our MUFF was but a soft, moist glimmer in my eye….” But I didn’t, and what are you going to do about it, right?
But let’s focus on what’s important here: Mean Girls. The MUFF Society is screening this perfect slice of cinema on Thursday, March 12th at Toronto’s Royal Cinema and I’m here to tell you why it’s the perfect MUFF film.
1. Mean Girls is so fetch!
While Mean Girls is literally so fetch (we did make it happen, Gretchen Weiners!), what I really mean is that it is one of the most quotable movies ever. The movie is over 10 years old and it’s still getting meme-d daily. (Is it gross that I just verbed that? And that?)
Without Mean Girls, we wouldn’t be able to exclaim that something is fetch, or tell someone that it’s October 3rd, or tell Glenn Coco that he goes, and on and on and on. This was the first feature-film script that Bad Ass Boss Tina Fey wrote, so we should all just bow down at her feet right now. I mean, the entire script is quotable. Especially your mom’s chest hair!
2. Canadian treasure Rachel McAdams
As a Canadian and a person who blogs, I am contractually obligated by the the government and Tim Hortons to mention whenever an actor is Canadian. Did you know Rachel McAdams is Canadian? She sure is. And also incredibly talented and gorgeous, and did I already mention she was Canadian?
I think we can all agree that this was her breakout role despite that other film starring her and that studly blonde guy coming out soon after. You’ve seen Wedding Crashers too? Owen Wilson, what a dreamboat.
Okay, The Notebook fans, back down—I was joking. But we all know who would win in a fight* between Allie Hamilton and Regina George.
*Sneaky girl fight OR a jungle madness fight, doesn’t matter.
3. High school, for real
Mean Girls was based off of a non-fiction book called Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. Maybe you’re all like, “Wait, what? Not a quirky YA fiction written by Sarah Dessen?” But this is why Mean Girls is so good. It hits so close to home it hurts.
We’ve all been there, navigating the halls of high school whether we were plastics or asexual band geeks. Mean Girls tackles high school drama (I think the kids call it “ish” these days), relationships, sexuality, and especially female friendships with such perfection that it demands respect. I mean props.
4. Mean Girls: The Musical
Last summer it was announced that Tina Fey was developing Mean Girls into a musical. Maybe I immediately set out to write the titles and descriptions to 29 possible songs for the musical and maybe I didn’t. All I’m saying is this could potentially be the greatest musical of all-time.
Imagine the Burn Book scene on a big stage. Or imagine if Regina George’s mum had her own musical number featuring her rock-hard boobs and that Chihuahua. I’m dead. Dead. Les Miser-what? Cats-what? (That one was a bad example but you get the idea.)
Tina Fey, if you’re reading this, I think a great way to open the musical would be “Kwaheri Africa,” a touching, piano-driven number. Cady is leaving her beloved Africa and moving to Illinois. Tears will be shed. Animals will frolic. Just saying.
5. Bestie love
By now we all know the beautiful lady-love friendship, work-ship and host-ship that is the unstoppable Tina Fey + Amy Poehler. They are truly America’s Sweethearts. And it warms my shrivelled soul to see them appear in and support each other’s projects. Because all of their projects are amazing, like beautiful rainbow glitter narwhals.
If there’s one thing MUFF is all about, it’s women making it and supporting their fellow ladies and these women truly exemplify it. Whether it’s Amy Poehler as Regina George’s mum, or (what I’m almost positive was) a little nod to Broad City (produced by Amy Poehler) in an episode of The Unstoppable Kimmy Schmidt (produced by Tina Fey), or them both kicking ass at hosting awards shows, they are there for each other. All together now: awwwwwww.
Also, this (Amy Poehler wrote Kevin G’s rap, because of course she did):
6. (BONUS!) Cinefilles is coming to the screening and you CAN sit with them!
Yes, the girls of Cinefilles will be there rocking any colour other than pink (hey, it’s Thursday, not Wednesday), but you can be there too … if you enter their special contest! They’re giving away a double pass to Thursday’s screening and here’s how to enter for a chance to get your hands on ’em:
This contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2014. Winner will be DM’d on Thursday morning with pick-up info. Good luck, bitches!
Check out the MUFF Society’s screening of Mean Girls this Thursday, March 12, at Toronto’s Royal Cinema. Screening starts at 9:30 p.m. Be sure to arrive early to take advantage of fun photo and prize package ops! (Hint hint: Cinefilles may be giving away some extra special, wear-able goodies!)