Paramount Pictures new Mean Girls Musical

New Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls, featuring Reneé Rapp, as Regina George, and Angourie Rice, as Cady Heron.
New Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls, featuring Reneé Rapp, as Regina George, and Angourie Rice, as Cady Heron.
Alexis Bowen

This January, Paramount Pictures released the new “Mean Girls”. This musical featured the same characters and plot as the original Mean Girls in 2004. The difference between them included many new modern aspects.

The directors of this movie were Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr.. Jayne lives in Los Angeles and is an actress and writer. Along with “Mean Girls”, she has also directed the “Dan Miller” film and the “Vanity” short-film. As for Arturo Perez Jr., he spends time in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Perez is a commercial, music video and film writer/director. Perez also directed in “Dan Miller” and “Vanity”, as well as the documentary “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”, and the film “Paul McCartney: Live at Grand Central Station” and more.

Both the original and the new Mean Girls revolve around teenage standards as well as standards of being a woman, the Rogerebert expanded on, “Rice has a beautiful voice, but as a performer she pales in comparison to both Rapp and Cravalho, whose star power simply cannot be denied. Thankfully, because this musical is structured more as an ensemble, Cady being just okay doesn’t completely torpedo the film as it would if it were built completely around her.”

The movie also reflects a change in perspectives, growth and maturity, explained IMDB, “Regina joins the lacrosse team, Karen becomes the school weather girl, Gretchen joins the “Cool Asians”, and Cady hangs out with Damien and Janis. Cady reflects that the “Girl World” is drama-free.”

This movie includes the pressures of social media, online bulling and a competition between people for popularity. For some this may be too triggering so be cautious when deciding to watch, but other than that the movie has a deeper meaning, and the ending was reassuring, “The story ends with Regina and Cady at peace, with a mutual respect for each other,” stated



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