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So Fetch : The Making Of Mean Girls (and Why We're Still So Obsessed With It) - Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

So Fetch

The Making Of Mean Girls (and Why We're Still So Obsessed With It)

By: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Paperback | 9 February 2024

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The inside story of the making of Mean Girls – and our enduring 20-year obsession with it
Released in 2004, iconic teen comedy Mean Girls remains as relevant now as ever. But what made an adaptation of a parenting guide by SNL writer Tina Fey so successful? And why, two decades later, can we all just not stop quoting it?

Drawing on revealing interviews with the director, cast and crew, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong takes us behind the scenes of the film’s genesis, production and release. From how it shaped the Millennial generation to how it has intertwined with tabloid, meme and LGBTQ+ culture, So Fetch is also the first deep dive into what makes Mean Girls such an influential phenomenon.

Part love letter, part cultural commentary, this is an unmissable read for anyone who is still ‘like, obsessed’ with all things Mean Girls twenty years on.

About the Author

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the New York Times bestselling author of Seinfeldia: How a Show about Nothing Changed Everything, When Women Invented Television, Sex and the City and Us, and Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted. She writes about entertainment and pop culture for the New York Times Book Review, Fast Company, Vulture, BBC Culture, Entertainment Weekly, and several others. Armstrong lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

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