‘Mean Girls’ Musical Trailer Disappoints Fans, ‘Can’t Beat 2004 Cult Classic Teen Comedy’

The Mean Girls are here to slay! Yes, you’re right! The first trailer of the much-awaited teenage comedy Mean Girls Musical is out now. Fans were eagerly waiting for the musical adaptation as it has been two decades since the classic film hit the theaters and became one of the best high-school comedy films of all time. But as soon as the musical trailer dropped, fans were quite disappointed to see how this trailer seemed to lack musicality in the two-minute clip despite being a musical adaptation.

More About Mean Girls Musical (2024)

The musical version is actually adapted from the Tony-nominated Broadway show ‘Mean Girls’ (2018), which itself was based on the 2004 blockbuster movie (with the same title) starring Lindsay Lohan. Slated to release in January 2024, the film follows the same plot with actress Angourie Rice taking over the role of Cady Heron, the new student at school.

The trailer gives a glimpse of how Cady struggles to fit into a new environment and meets the popular girls’ group ‘The Plastics.’ Actress Renee Rapp assumes the role of Regina George, the queen bee of The Plastics group. Actor Christopher Briney plays Aaron Samuels, who is Cady’s dreamy love interest.

The Mad Men actor Jon Hamm joins the film squad as a high school coach. Emily in Paris fame actress Ashley Park also makes a cameo appearance, as seen in the trailer.

Recreating The Old Magic

In order to give fans a hint of nostalgia, actor Tina Fey reprises her role of Ms. Norbury and Tim Meadows returns as Principal Duvall. These characters were widely loved by the audience when the original movie was released. Actor Tina Fey, who is also the writer of 2004 Mean Girls, has also penned the screenplay for the upcoming musical film. She made sure that fans were delighted with the nostalgic elements from the original film such as the famous Burn Book, Jingle Bell Rock dance performance and Cady’s Halloween costume.

Fans’ Reaction To The New Musical Version

Be it the witty one-liners, or the sequence where sassy girls wear pink on Wednesdays, Mean Girls (2004) starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Jonathan Bennett garnered massive popularity among teenagers for its relevant teenage characters and hilarious drama. The trailer of the new musical adaptation has also caught the attention of netizens but for all the wrong reasons.

Fans, who loved the original movie, are not quite impressed with the new film’s trailer as it doesn’t meet their expectations and doesn’t have the musical tunes that fans were looking forward to.

A user commented, “I’m surprised the trailer doesn’t feature any aspect of this being a musical, since u know, that’s the main difference in this version.”

Another user reacted, “Nothing can beat the original Mean Girls movie.”

A third user wrote, “A trailer….of a musical….where no one sings.”

As the trailer starts, a text appears – “This isn’t your mother’s ‘Mean Girls'” – which has also disheartened the millennials who watched the original and felt offended by this GenZ attack in the form of this text.

A fan wrote, “Hate hate HATE that we’re at a point in time where Mean Girls can be referred to as ‘your mothers Mean Girls.'”

Another comment read, “‘Not your mother’s Mean Girls” is incredibly rude and oddly fitting.”

A user expressed outrage in the comment, saying, “Whoever came up with the copy, “This isn’t your mother’s Mean Girls” is going in my Burn Book!!!!!!!!”

Let’s wait for the movie release to find out whether the new Mean Girls gang succeeds in captivating the audience or fails to do so!