Publishing independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Publishing independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Publishing independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Join our team
Join the Falcon Media team for Spring semester - paid staff positions, internships, volunteer opportunities. Applications open now until October 13. Get the details!
The BG News
BG24 Newscast
September 29, 2023

Follow us on social
  • My Fiction Icks
    By Jay Grummel When you read as much as I do you start to notice common things in fiction that make you annoyed, upset  or even want to put down the book completely. I have a bad habit of not giving books much of a chance when they use some of these personal ‘icks’. However, […]
  • Poetry for Fall
    By Jay Grummel Poetry has a way of connecting us to the external and internal world. In poetry it is easier to feel a season and truly feel a piece due to this. Poetry has a subtle way of making the readers immersed into the world of the poem. With the air getting colder and […]

‘Mean Girls’ hits 10 years, proves cultural milestone

“Mean Girls” celebrated its 10 year anniversary this week and it was “so fetch.”

Looking back on this I cannot believe that “Mean Girls” came out 10 years ago. I remember seeing it in theaters, and from the way people still quote it you would think it is something you could still find in theaters.

The amount of influence it has had on our current culture is insane if you think about it. In my group of friends, the sayings “on Wednesdays we wear pink,” “you can’t sit with us” and “she doesn’t even go here” are all used frequently and without any sort of hesitation.

I have seen more “Mean Girls” costumes on Halloween in past years than I can count. I even admit to dressing up with my friends to look like the Plastics one year.

A lot of clothing stores are still selling merchandise related to the film. Wet Seal had shirts that say “You Can’t Sit With Us” and Hot Topic had “I Was Personally Victimized by Regina George” shirts.

There are very few movies in my opinion that have achieved this amount of success— people of all ages enjoy it and all genders like it. It is not your normal teenage “chick flick” or “teen drama.” In the last 10 years I think I have honestly met one person who hated “Mean Girls.”

“Mean Girls” will be one of those movies that our children will be quoting in 20 years. I think that even 50 years from now this will be one of the movies from this day in age that stands out in particular— not because it is an accurate representation of people today or because it is a cinematic masterpiece, but because it is quotable, relatable and funny.

Despite some of the characters being extremely unbelievable, it really is a movie that someone can find a person to relate to.

Everybody at some point in their life has felt like an outsider, and I think that people can relate to Cady because of that— minus being accused of pushing people in front of a bus.

Leave a Comment
Donate to BG Falcon Media

Your donation will support the student journalists of Bowling Green State University. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to BG Falcon Media

Comments (0)

All BG Falcon Media Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *