Mean Girls dropped in 2004 and changed the millennial generation as we know it. Starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert, Tina Fey’s film darling turned Wednesday into the pinkest day and left us trying to find ways to make fetch happen.
With the film nearing its 20th anniversary, there’s plenty of buzz popping around the iconic film, especially when there’s an upcoming musical version of Mean Girls, starring Reneé Rapp, Auli’i Cravalho, Angourie Rice, and Jaquel Spivey, coming to theaters next year. So a certain retailer is cashing in on the fervor in one of the most nostalgia-inducing commercials ever.
In order to promote its upcoming Black Friday deals (starting on November 8), Walmart basically released a Mean Girls mini sequel as a commercial. Just like that we’re transported back to “Girl World” with adult versions of the cast.
Cady Heron (Lohan) and Damian Leigh (Daniel Franzese) are now employees of North Shore High School, Karen Smith (Seyfried) is still predicting the weather very badly, Kevin Gnapoor (Rajiv Surendra) aka Kevin G. went from mathlete to doting dad, and speaking of parents, Gretchen Weiners (Chabert) basically took over June George’s (Amy Poehler) role as a “cool mom.” Also, Missy Elliot makes a cameo because, why not?
There’s even a new trio of “Plastics,” with Gretchen’s daughter in Regina George’s “queen bee.” As for Regina (McAdams), the former Plastics leader is nowhere to be found. Same for Lizzy Caplan’s Janice Ian and Jonathan Bennett’s Aaron Samuels, which Mean Girls fans were quick to notice.
Still, Walmart’s Mean Girls-themed commercial is being lauded as the sequel we didn’t know we needed and the retailer is quickly getting Mean Girls fans to become fans of Walmart.
Get in loser, we’re going shopping.
13 years later, we’re still in love with Aaron Samuels.
Reneé Rapp has good taste in music and she’ll sing to prove it.