As a gay man, there are few things I enjoy more in life than Ariana Grande, Mean Girls, and social media drama. So imagine my delight when these three interests INTERSECTED, creating quite possibly the most important news story of our lifetimes.
Here's the deal. You probably know that Ariana Grande's epic, '00s-inspired music video for "Thank U, Next" drops this Friday. The video is partially inspired by Mean Girls.
Ariana has brought in some of the original cast from the movie (for instance, Jonathan Bennett returns as Aaron Samuels) but some of the roles have been recast. Dynasty actress Elizabeth Gillies is playing Cady Heron — Lindsay Lohan's iconic part.
Here's the thing. Lindsay Lohan has a lot of talents (one of them being knowing how to throw a party in Mykonos, BITCH!) but staying in her lane online is NOT ONE OF THEM.
Because of this, most of us were expecting Lindsay to have some sort of opinion on one of the world's biggest pop stars adapting one of her seminal films. And boy, did she deliver.
She just shared this post on Instagram, and TBH, you might as well cancel Christmas because she gave us everything we need...and MORE.
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Let's break it down, because there's a lot going on there.
— The "ain't nobody Lindsay Lohan like the real Lindsay Lohan" is pretty straightforward. Basically, as iconic as this music video is going to be, Lindsay is making it pretty clear it's just an homage and can't beat the real thing.
— "But so flattered by @arianagrande loving #MeanGirls so much!" is a master class in shade. She tagged Ariana, so she's probably going to see it. Saying she's "flattered" that Ariana loves the movie so much that she is using it as inspiration for a video is ALSO great, because Lindsay is basically saying she did THAT, and now the pop girls are looking to her work for inspiration.
— Finally, the "Also, I love #dynasty" is the best part. Clearly, she did her research and she knows who Elizabeth Gillies is and that she's playing her role — but she couldn't even be bothered to tag her or even mention her by name. ICONIC.