Teen Comedy Film ‘Mean Girls’
As The Dali’s Next Cult Classic Summer Movie
Mean Girls, a fun teen comedy film, has been chosen as the next Cult Classic Free Summer Movie at the Dali Museum. The movie will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Museum’s Avant Garden, so grab your lawn chair, don some movie-inspired duds and enjoy free flicks, local food truck fare, and cold craft brews. Doors open and vendors start serving at 7 p.m. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. The Dali Museum is located at 1 Dali Blvd. St. Pete
Seating is limited and spots fill up quickly, so guests are encouraged to come early to claim a spot at the Museum’s Avant Garden. These guests are also encouraged to take advantage of their early arrival and experience Museum galleries after hours on the night of the movie at a reduced $10 admission. The event is held rain or shine (movies and tastings are moved inside during inclement weather). Please bring only low-seating lawn chairs. No pets, coolers, outside food or beverages are permitted. Seating is limited, so come early. First come, first served.
Mean Girls is an American teencomedy film directed by Mark Waters, written by Tina Fey, and released in April 2004. The film, which stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tim Meadows, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler and Fey, is partially based on Rosalind Wiseman‘s 2002 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.
Fey also drew from her own experience at Upper Darby High School as an inspiration for some of the concepts in the film.
The plot of the movie begins when Cady, a home-schooled 16-year-old, moves to the United States after living in Africa for 12 years and starts attending public school? She befriends whoever she can. Upon her first day of school Cady receives help from Janis and Damien, two outcasts who warn her about all the school’s cliques, especially a trio of girls “The Plastics” (led by Queen Regina George). When Janis finds out that “The Plastics” have accepted Cady into their circle, she hatches a plan for Cady to infiltrate and take down the reign of Regina.