Tina Fey Says Some ‘Mean Girls’ Scenes May Be Changed For The Musical, And The Reason Why Will Make You Feel Old

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It’s hard to believe that April 30, 2016 will be the 12th anniversary of the release of Tina Fey’s teen classic Mean Girls. While the Lindsay Lohan comedy has maintained an enduring legacy as an immensely quotable fan favorite, a lot has changed since the film’s 2004 debut.

During a conversation with TVGuide writer Damian Holbrook at the Tribeca Film Festival, Mean Girls scribe Tina Fey gave fans with an update on the eagerly anticipated Mean Girls musical. Although the show is still in the early stages of development, Fey said she’s in the process of figuring out whether or not to cut or alter well-known scenes in order to update the musical for a more modern setting.

“The thing about social media is that it doesn’t dramatize well, but it’s been an ongoing question,” Fey said. “Do you take out things that are now outdated? Like three-way calling is not a thing.”

And suddenly we feel very old.

While Tina and her composer husband Jeff Richmond are currently working on bringing The Plastics to Broadway, no official premiere date has been announced.

Not fetch, guys. Not fetch.

(H/T Entertainment Weekly)

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