Mean Girls And Clueless Comparison

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The film “Mean Girls” is about a teenager, Cady Heron, who was homeschooled her entire life in Africa by her zoologist parents for 16 years and is enrolled in a High school, in US for the first time. Cady faces a lot of difficulties at first as she had never been to high school before. She initially meets Janis and Damien, who help her guide the dangerous landscape of high school cliques. But Cady catches the eye of a clique of popular girls referred to as “The Plastics,” led by Regina and her close friends Gretchen and Karen.

"Clueless" is based on a teen girl called Cher, a high school student in wealthy Beverly Hills, who lives with her lawyer dad Mel and her stepbrother Josh. Cher and her best friend Dionne give this new girl Tai a makeover
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Both of them involve a new girl accessing an unknown social world. Both of the films deal with teenage girls who are the most popular girls at their school. The friendships amongst the girls in “Clueless” were between Cher and Dionne and in “Mean Girls” between Regina, Gretchen, and Karen. Though in Clueless the friendship between Cher and Dionne and the friendship between “The Plastics” is totally different. For instance, in the scene where Regina blames Cady, Gretchen and Karen for creating the “burn book” that had severely hurtful and personal information about every girl in school, even though it was mainly made by her, it shows that they are not as close friends. The scene shows that Regina doesn’t really have Gretchen and Karen as friends, she uses them as her tools to be the most famous girl in the school. On the other hand, in “Clueless” Tai and Dionne seemed to have a stronger friendship bond than “the plastics”. For example, in the beginning of the Film when Cher goes to pick Dionne, in her car; they do a secret and unique handshake which shows that they are best friends. In the same scene Cher mentions “Here's where Dionne lives. She's my friend because we both know what it's like to have people jealous of us.” This scene also shows that Cher and Dionne are equal and they both think of leading together and not leading on top of each
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