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All you need about "Mean Girls" new generation

A musical remake arrives in theaters two decades after the release of the beloved teen comedy. Let's find out more details below!

Release date, category, and cast

Mean Girls January 12, 2024)

Type: Musical adaptation of the original 2004 film.


  • Angourie Rice as Cady Heron

  • Reneé Rapp as Regina George

  • Auli'i Cravalho as Janis Ian

  • Jaquel Spivey as Damian Hubbard

  • Bebe Wood and Avantika as Gretchen Wieners and Karen Smith

"Mean Girls" plot

The musical follows the same basic plot as the film, with Cady Heron navigating the treacherous waters of high school cliques. However, it expands on the story with new songs, dances, and character development moments. Some of the key differences include:

  • Deeper exploration of characters: The musical delves further into the motivations and backstories of the Plastics, offering a more nuanced understanding of their personalities and vulnerabilities.

  • New musical numbers: The film's iconic quotes and scenes are transformed into catchy and energetic songs, adding a new layer of entertainment and emotional resonance.

  • Updated themes: While retaining the core humor and satire of the original, the musical touches on contemporary issues like social media and body image, keeping the story relevant for a modern audience.

New trailer of "Mean Girls"

Mean Girls similar movies

If you're looking for a movie similar to the original Mean Girls but not necessarily a musical adaptation, here are a few options:

  • Easy A (2010): A high school comedy with a similar focus on social status and teen drama, but with a different storyline and tone.

  • Clueless (1995): A classic teen comedy with biting satire and memorable quotes, exploring similar themes of popularity and coming-of-age.

  • Heathers (1989): A dark and cynical take on high school life, featuring satire and social commentary that resonates with some fans of Mean Girls.

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