It's been ten years since Mean Girls came out, but that doesn't mean the movie has diminished in popularity at all. In fact, it's seemed to take a permanent space in pop culture history, becoming one of the most quoted movies of all time and becoming a cult classic - especially among teenagers.
The New York Times ran a little retrospective on the movie in honor of its tenth anniversary, and they spoke to the cast and crew about the film's impact. Lacey Chabert, who played one of the 'Mean Girls' Gretchen, told the NY Times, "I related to the part in the movie where girls are cutting themselves down, like, 'My hairline is weird' — stuff people would never notice on someone else. I was never the cool kid. I wore Minnie Mouse stuff. And growing up in Hollywood, I always felt under a microscope."
There is also a new generation of fans popping up, people who have discovered the movie through television, social media, or Tumblr. Lacey adds that the movie's impact on the younger generation has not gone unnoticed, nor has the constant addition of fans to the original fan base. She explains, "Probably about a hundred times a day, people will write the “fetch” line to me on Twitter."
Well, that is one of the most quoted lines from the movie, and has made Lacey a common face among Tumblr and Buzzfeed for the accompanying GIFs.
All in all, Mean Girls definitely has its place in movie history, and so does Lacey Chabert. However, she's also had several other brilliant roles, so let's hope that the audience starts viewing her as something other than Gretchen Wieners.