By Katarina Luistro
The fresh odour of melted butter and freshly popped kernels fills the air as the girls grab as many pillows and blankets as they can find, setting them a sane distance away from the glowing television set and slide into their plaid flannel pyjama pants and oversized hoodies, and carelessly twisting their long hair into loose buns. After a long week filled with exams, boy drama, and constant war within themselves, they surround themselves with a barrier consisting of comfort and each other, protecting themselves from reality as they indulge in the realm of the Mean Girls. The movie Mean Girls (2004), is more than just a chick flick on a Friday night sleep-over. Some have argued that it is “too smart for its audience“. At first glance, the film seems to be another vain movie on girl drama, love triangles, and social hierarchy, but it stands for more than that.