Summary Of Mean Girls Film Analysis

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SOC 306I
March 12, 2016

Film Analysis: Mean Girls


The movie that I have chosen to write a Film Analysis on is Mean Girls, which stars Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey. The film tells the story of a girl named Cady Heron (who is played by Lindsay Lohan) and her family whom just moved from Africa to the U.S. Cady was homeschooled for nearly all of her life until she came upon her first public school; Northshore High School. As she starts her first days of schools, she finds herself with two, who can be seen as, outcast friends named Janice and Damien. They both take Cady into their group and become friends. They guide her around the school and and inform her about the “groups” and “cliques” in the school ranging from jocks to mathletes, she especially points out one group in particular, “The Plastics”. They inform her that the “The Plastics” consist of three mean popular girls, starting with Regina George (Rachel McAdams) being the head of the trio who is manipulative, backstabbing and the main antagonist in the film. Gretchen Wieners (Lacey Chabert) and Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried) Regina’s two best friends, all who are admired and treated with high …show more content…

The first theory, symbolic interactionism theory is very clear in the movie. It is shown from the nice car that Regina drives to the house that she lives in and they all appear to show a status symbol. An example of this would be when they are all sitting at the lunch table and Gretchen says “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” (Mean Girls, 2004) this symbolizes that they are together and they are one almost like a unity and they wanted to make it known to the rest of the school that they are The Plastics. Moreover, another example of this would be when Regina tells Gretchen that she cannot like or wear hoop earrings because “hoop earrings are her thing” (Mean Girls,

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