15 Mind-Blowing Mean Girls Facts You've Never Heard Of! Mean Girls has been a pop culture phenomenon since its release in 2004, but there's so much more to the movie than meets the eye. Here are 15 exclusive and lesser-known facts that will make you see the film in a whole new light:

Tina Fey's Cameo: Tina Fey, the film's screenwriter and co-star, made a brief cameo as Ms. Norbury's friend in the mall scene. Blink and you'll miss it!

 Deleted Dance Sequence: There was originally a dance sequence with Cady and Janice that was cut from the final film. It's a shame we didn't get to see Lindsay Lohan's dance moves!

 Real Burn Book: The Burn Book featured in the movie was a real prop with actual pictures of the cast and crew as kids. It's now kept as a precious memento. 2.

Alternate Titles: The movie was almost titled "Homeschooled" and "Girl World" before settling on "Mean Girls."

 Amy Poehler's Age: Amy Poehler, who played Regina George's mom, was only seven years older than Rachel McAdams, who played Regina. Talk about movie magic!

. Mathlete or Plastic?: In real life, Lizzy Caplan (Janice) was a mathlete, not an art freak like her character.

 R-Rated Version: The film initially received an R-rating due to its edgier content. It was edited to secure a PG-13 rating.

Glen Coco Mystery: We never found out who Glen Coco is! The actor's name is David Reale, and he only had one line.

. Pink Wednesdays: The cast still celebrates "Pink Wednesdays" every October 3rd in honor of Mean Girls Day.

 Lindsay's Red Hair: Lindsay Lohan's hair was actually dyed red for the movie, as she had just finished filming another movie where her hair was brown.

 Mean Girls Musical: In 2018, Mean Girls was adapted into a Broadway musical featuring music by Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey's husband.

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 Regina's Bracelet: Regina's iconic bracelet, the one Cady breaks, was inspired by a similar piece owned by the film's costume designer.

 Mathlete Competition: The mathlete competition scene was filmed in the gymnasium of a real high school in Toronto. 2.

 Peppermint Candy Canes: The name "Cady Heron" is an anagram for "peppermint candy cane." A sweet coincidence! 2.

 Nod to 1980s: The movie pays homage to '80s teen movies like The Breakfast Club, with its characters representing various high school archetypes.