Screenwriter and co-star of the film, Tina Fey, was a long-term cast member and writer for SNL.Also featuring appearances from SNL cast members Tim Meadows, Ana Gasteyer, and Amy Poehler.
The film grossed $129 million worldwide and has developed a cult following.
Sixteen-year-old homeschooled Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) and her zoologist parents (Ana Gasteyer and Neil Flynn) return to the United States after a research trip in Africa, settling down in Evanston, Illinois and enrolling Cady at North Shore High School.
Cady attends a public school for the first time, meeting new classmates Janis (Lizzy Caplan) and Damian (Daniel Franzese).
The two warn Cady to avoid the school's most popular clique, the Plastics, who are led by queen bee Regina George (Rachel Mc Adams), followed by rich but insecure Gretchen Wieners (Lacey Chabert) and sweet airhead Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried).
Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film directed by Mark Waters and written by Tina Fey.
The film is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes, which describes female high school social cliques and the damaging effects they can have on girls.The film stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Mc Adams, Tina Fey, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, Jonathan Bennett and Amanda Seyfried (in her film debut).Saturday Night Live (SNL) creator Lorne Michaels produced the film.The Plastics took an interest in Cady, and invite her to sit with them at lunch.Seeing that Cady is getting along with the Plastics, Janis hatches a plan of revenge against Regina, using Cady as the infiltrator.Cady soon learns about Regina's "Burn Book", a journal filled with rumors, secrets, and gossip about the other girls and some teachers.