Paramount Drops 2004's 'Mean Girls' on Tik Tok
LOS ANGELES – Paramount has dropped its 2004 teen comedy “Mean Girls” on TikTok for free today.
The film was edited into 23 segments and dropped the film onto the platform, as part of "Mean Girls Day" on Oct. 3, in a move that seemed to be a first for a major Hollywood studio.
The move, believed to be the first time a major Hollywood studio has put an entire film on the social platform, comes ahead of the January 2024 theatrical release of a updated version of the iconic film.
The original film was written by Tina Fey and Rosalind Wiseman, whose parental advice book “Queen Bees & Wannabes” served as the inspiration. Altogether, “Mean Girls” grossed about $130 million worldwide when it opened nearly 20 years ago. The cast included Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams, Fey, Amy Poehler and Jonathan Bennett.
Most recently, Fey adapted the film into a Broadway play which made its debut in 2018. The new musical adaptation of the stage show will open theatrically on Jan. 12 after it was initially scheduled to debut on Paramount+, while the live show will premiere in London at the Savoy Theatre in June to celebrate the original film’s 20th anniversary.