Okay, you might want to be sitting down when I tell you this, but I watched Mean Girls
for the first
time a couple weekends ago. I was pretty well acquainted with... well, nearly every single line in the movie from having read the internet, although I got a good laugh out of "Four for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco," as it was just about the only quote in there that I hadn't
known was from Mean Girls
. But I decided it was probably time to actually experience the movie, and stop trying to absorb it only from cultural diffusion.
So yeah, I knew next to nothing about Mean Girls
other than that a lot of parts of the internet that I respect and enjoy are obsessed with quoting it and that it's about high school, not, for example, that it was written by Tina Fey
. Rest assured, these gaping holes in my knowledge have been filled, and so now I completely understand how against the message of the film it is for MTV to bleep a wide swath of non-curse-words, including "vagina," when it aired on the network this weekend... but not "whore" or "slut."