Lindsay Lohan Wants a True Sequel to Mean Girls

Lindsay Lohan Wants a True Sequel to Mean Girls

Would that be fetch?

2004's Mean Girls is arguably the best high school movie of the 2000s, and as far as I'm concerned one of the most quotable movies ever. It's achieved a cult status - and wasn't exactly a slouch at the box office, either. So, it would make sense that, if the career of one of the actors involved didn't exactly take off like one might expect, she might be inclined to pitch a sequel.

Enter Lindsay Lohan, who in a recent interview over Facebook Live said that she's dying to get it done. She even claims to have written a treatment for it, which is usually the step right before a full-blown screenplay. She just needs Paramount, writer/actor Tina Fey, and director Mark Waters to respond and get the wheels in motion.

Lohan's film career has been largely stalled over the last half-decade, in large part due to many personal issues. So, it would make sense for her to want to return to what's probably her most memorable cinematic role.

Of course, there already is a Mean Girls 2. It was released in 2011 and featured a few Disney starlets. It was terrible, only had one actor return - Tim Meadows, who plays the principal - and isn't the type of thing one brings up in polite conversation. Or impolite conversation. I might be assassinated just for mentioning it.

Would an actual sequel be worthwhile? What could one even do? A high school reunion? We shall see if this latest talk goes anywhere.

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Translation: Lindsay Lohan wants a job... and for the last 10 years or so to have never happened.

Ah Lindsay, what happened? You used to be great when you played two characters on-screen the Parent Trap, and an adult person in Freaky Friday, but then you went to a Herbie movie, and later fell into The Scary Movie franchise

"2014 Mean Girls"...that should be 2004 Mean Girls.

But, eh, been this sort of talk on and off for years. Don't hold your breath.

So which one is she?

Sorry all these Pop Star Girls blur together to me.

Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, etc.

Oh God, no. The original was lightning in a bottle. It was a perfect storm of things that went right.

A sequel would just be a desperate attempt to cash in on nostalgia. Not only is it years too late, but I doubt Tina Fey would be interested. Not only has she been pretty successful since then, but didn't she have a falling out with Lindsey? I see no reason for Tina Fey to bother with such a weak concept.

Son of Zorn is already the sequel to Mean Girls.

Mean Girls as a movie franchise became obsolete when social media became prevalent.

Wow...clicking through those screenshots reminded me of those days a long, long time ago when Lindsay was worth having a crush on.

Samtemdo8:
Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, etc.

Taylor Swift is the one with a functioning brain and has made more money than Croesus.

Miley Cyrus is the one who may or may not be marrying Thor's little brother, not Loki but the Australian one from Midgard.

Linsay Lohan is the one who singlehandedly supported the GDP of Columbia and is now apparently preserved in wax as a stark warning to others.

K12:
Translation: Lindsay Lohan wants a job... and for the last 10 years or so to have never happened.

Suing Rockstar isn't quite the paycheck she was hoping for.

OT; Given her working reputation, I won't be surprised if this thing fails to launch.

fix-the-spade:

Taylor Swift is the one with a functioning brain and has made more money than Croesus.

Miley Cyrus is the one who may or may not be marrying Thor's little brother, not Loki but the Australian one from Midgard.

Linsay Lohan is the one who singlehandedly supported the GDP of Columbia and is now apparently preserved in wax as a stark warning to others.

I read every sentence in an particular english voice with a starting "Some say ..." . Particularly fitting in the case of Linsay as I remember her in a white racing suit.

There was a time when I was really rooting for Lohan to turn things around. She was quite good in Mean Girls and The Parent Trap; it seemed that she had some talent. Perhaps she still does; I don't know.

But the stories that keep turning up are the ones about her being an absolute bear to work with, even at a point when it really should have become apparent that it was time to buckle down and do the work she was cast to do, and be grateful that she was still being given an opportunity to do it.

Lindsay shit the bed and then rolled in it in terms of her career. Can she bounce back? Well Robert Downey Jr. did but it took him a long time and a lot of stumbles along the way, and he had a better career start than her not to mention more talent IMO. For her sake, I hope she's gotten help and away from her mother, who seems to be a huge source of her issues.
I don't know if a sequel to Mean Girls does much for anyone else who was involved in it, unless its a perfect script/director/producer combination. I mean MacAdams is far beyond where she was back then, Seyfried hasn't gone as far as she could but still has done well and Chabert really wouldn't benefit either. But as I said, if it had the right combination, it could work. Just don't know where they could go with it though.

Imperioratorex Caprae:
Lindsay shit the bed and then rolled in it in terms of her career. Can she bounce back? Well Robert Downey Jr. did but it took him a long time and a lot of stumbles along the way, and he had a better career start than her not to mention more talent IMO.

Ah, but look at Charlie Sheen. AFAIK, Lilo hasn't gone around punching or shooting her GFs or vandalizing stuff.

More recently, Lilo has been doing charity work, but nobody seems to care cause her old drug stuff is more exciting...she's unlikely to live it down anytime soon.

Yeah the reports say she is difficult to work with, but her father/manager is an absolute control freak.

I never saw the first one all the way through, mostly just the first ~30 minutes and it wasn't really what I'd call the "best teen movie ever".
Though, none of them are. As I've aged I've found the whole "Adults are useless idiots" trope to be vaguely offensive :|

Zydrate:
I never saw the first one all the way through, mostly just the first ~30 minutes and it wasn't really what I'd call the "best teen movie ever".
Though, none of them are.

Eh, one of them has to be, wherever the bar is set.

Zydrate:
As I've aged I've found the whole "Adults are useless idiots" trope to be vaguely offensive :|

Not to mention tired and unfunny. I don't remember too much of that in Mean Girls, or rather that they weren't singling out adults in particular.

Thaluikhain:

Zydrate:
As I've aged I've found the whole "Adults are useless idiots" trope to be vaguely offensive :|

Not to mention tired and unfunny. I don't remember too much of that in Mean Girls, or rather that they weren't singling out adults in particular.

I get why the genre exists, though. It's a power trip for teens when they have little to no power of their lives. For that reason, the whole "Young Adult" genre (Like the Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and high school movie garbage) has to exist to a degree.

I am just incapable of enjoying it anymore, too many "Why don't they just?!?!" moments.

Everyone deserves a chance to prove themselves beyond their mistakes. Mean girls did make a few good points that were refreshingly critical of teen behaviour. If a sequel with just enough heart was made, I believe there are enough possibilities for modern criticism of teen perceptions that would be healthy to acknowledge...Considering far too many adults still maintain such mentality.

Thaluikhain:

Imperioratorex Caprae:
Lindsay shit the bed and then rolled in it in terms of her career. Can she bounce back? Well Robert Downey Jr. did but it took him a long time and a lot of stumbles along the way, and he had a better career start than her not to mention more talent IMO.

Ah, but look at Charlie Sheen. AFAIK, Lilo hasn't gone around punching or shooting her GFs or vandalizing stuff.

More recently, Lilo has been doing charity work, but nobody seems to care cause her old drug stuff is more exciting...she's unlikely to live it down anytime soon.

Difference being, Lohan's career hadn't fully taken off before her meltdown. And in Hollywood terms, its not really always what you do that matters as much as how you handle the aftermath. Lohan kept fucking her career for a period of time through various stupid moves.
And charity work isn't always an indicator of a change in a person. Yeah its cynical to say it that way but its goddamn true. Plenty of shitty people do charity work because it adds to an image. Am I saying she's shit? No. I'm saying she's got a lot of uphill battles to fight because she screwed up so bad, for so long and most of all acted like a spoiled child about it.

Marter:

Would that be fetch?

Marter, stop trying to make "fetch" happen. It's not going to happen.

I want this too! Lindsay is a hero of mine, she beat addiction, mental illness, and Mean Girls is her best film.

Zydrate:
I get why the genre exists, though. It's a power trip for teens when they have little to no power of their lives. For that reason, the whole "Young Adult" genre (Like the Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and high school movie garbage) has to exist to a degree.

Eh, I'd suspect part of it is due to being told that adults have all the answers when you are young, growing up and finding that isn't true and most likely at least one of your teachers shouldn't have a job. Mean Girls had a mix of good and bad amongst the adults, and parts were very believable. "I'm not a normal mom, I'm a cool mom" gets quoted for a reason.

Imperioratorex Caprae:
Difference being, Lohan's career hadn't fully taken off before her meltdown. And in Hollywood terms, its not really always what you do that matters as much as how you handle the aftermath. Lohan kept fucking her career for a period of time through various stupid moves.

Hmm, perhaps, though it seemed to me people supported Sheen because he was "living the dream" and being a real life sitcom lovable loser, except really not.

Imperioratorex Caprae:
And charity work isn't always an indicator of a change in a person. Yeah its cynical to say it that way but its goddamn true. Plenty of shitty people do charity work because it adds to an image.

Certainly, hers seems a bit more believable than most, or at least to me and I could be totally wrong.

MeatMachine:
Mean Girls as a movie franchise became obsolete when social media became prevalent.

This

Plus

I watched the trailer again and, having watched the trailer again, the original is not a movie that would fly today.

Plus

As has been said, what could the original cast do other than a "10-year-reunion" movie? That doesn't really work in terms of drama. (Not being stuck in the same environment with the same people in the same social cliques for four years does wonders for removing angst.)

 

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