Well as you already know, Hanukkah is well underway and Christmas is on Sunday! Woo to the holidays! Alas, I have nothing interesting to post. But to stay with the teen theme of this blog, I will give you some holiday cheer courtesy of Mean Girls. (Sorry, they never did a slutty dance to The Hanukkah Song. Sigh)
So be happy! Be Merry! I’ll see you next week. And “A” will see you from the bushes outside your house while texting you about how you threw away Aunt Gertrude’s hideous present last year.
So the other day Joanna (my lovely co-host for the Ally and Joanna Show) shot me an email about how she watched Heathers and it basically blew her mind. Which makes sense because there is a wide array of explosions going on during that movie. Naturally she was like, “Whoa the fashion,” and I was like, “Girl, you right!” Thus this post was born.
This film is the first and last time scrunchies had value. Photo: Kin Fashions
The truth is Heathers is the mother of all teen girl comedies. Without it there wouldn’t be Clueless or Mean Girls or Pretty Little Liars or Gossip Girl. And Heathers is so much edgier than all of those movies and shows combined. There’s no way a studio could get away with making Heathers today because it takes on a whole new eerily timely meaning with the focus being on teen suicide. But regardless, Heathers‘ dark humor, mean girl antics, crazy lingo and amazing fashion live on. With the exception of the scrunchie. Because that’s just not a good look anymore.
Pretty and preppy. Photo: Blog Bloody Blog
You wanna talk about preppy? Baby, ain’t no preppy like Heathers preppy because these bitches wear blazers while playing croquet. Blazers with shoulder pads. Continue reading
Reality TV is to blame for the Regina Georges of the world or at least that’s the takeaway from a new study by the Girl Scouts Research Institute surveying 1,144 girls aged 11 to 17.
Are reality TV shows making mean girls?
According to the survey, teen girls who watch shows like Jersey Shore, The Hills and The Real Housewives expect more drama, aggression and bullying in their lives.
“78% of regular viewers agreed that ‘gossiping is a normal part of a relationship between girls,’ compared with 54% of non-viewers. 68% agreed that ‘it’s in girls’ nature to be catty and competitive with one another,’ while only 50% of non-viewers thought so. And 63% of reality TV viewers said ‘it’s hard for me to trust other girls,’ compared with half of non-viewers.” [via]
If that’s not disturbing enough, apparently 8 out of 10 girls believe that shows like The Hills and Jersey Shore are “true to life.”
Word on the blogosphere is Disney Channel has a ton of new shows in the works (which sound pretty terrible to be honest). One of their new shows is Madison High, a High School Musical spin-off featuring that kid from Ugly Betty. Sorry Wildcats, but I don’t really think High School Musical needs or deserves a spinoff. So I’ve decided to make a list of my favorite teen movies that should be made into TV shows instead.
"What do you mean High School Musical has a spinoff and I don't? Boo you whore!"
Has anyone reading this blog felt personally victimized by Regina George? Of course you have. And it was awesome! I think it’s high time everyone’s favorite bitch (sorry Blair!) got her own television show. No one cares about Cady and the other plastics are replaceable.
Need a premise? Maybe after high school was turned into Utopia, Regina was knocked out during a lacrosse game. Two weeks later she wakes up, looks at all the scars on her body and mud on her clothes and has a nervous breakdown. She immediately works to take over the school again, struggles and succeeds — just by being evil! If she faces too much happy-go-lucky opposition, she can just transfer schools and take over. Regina George world domination! Need I say more? This show should go to ABC Family — they need to make amends for the travesty of Mean Girls 2 and prove they understand what being in a clique is all about.