After hearing that a movie titled Mean Moms was slated for production, I was filled to the brim with glee at the thought of a second round of Mean Girls, just as any other female of my generation would be. Because, come on, who didn’t love watching Cady Heron — Lindsay Lohan in her prime — and the rest of The Plastics scribble in their infamous pink lipstick-coated Burn Book: “Amber D’Alessio. She made out with a hot dog.”
Unfortunately, the title for Mean Moms is misleading — it is in fact not a sequel to the Tina Fey-scripted cult classic. Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfreid, nor Lacey Chabert are set to pop up this time around it seems… yeah, I teared up a bit too.
Mean Moms, which Beth McCarthy-Miller (Saturday Night Live) is set to adapt for the big screen, is based on the novel Queen Bee Moms and King Ping Dads: Dealing With The Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make – or Break – Your Child’s Future from Rosalind Wiseman, the same author as the book Mean Girls is derived from. According to Deadline, Mean Moms focuses on a mother who confronts malicious suburban moms, a far cry from the high school halls of North Shore.
You may not know this since it seriously tanked, but a sequel to the hit comedy, Mean Girls 2 already happened, airing on ABC Family as opposed to in theaters… because let’s be real here: it’s quite a trek to follow the footsteps of the legacy left behind by the original classic.
I know your cheeks must be bright red from all the crying, but there is a silver lining, believe it or not! While McCarthy-Miller was a director for SNL, she worked alongside Mean Girls mastermind Tina Fey and supporting player Tim Meadows. So maybe they’ll lend McCarthy-Miller a few pointers?
All we hope is for Amy Poehler to reprise her role as Mrs. George and bust into Mean Moms insisting, “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom”.