The phrase "gay icon" gets tossed around a lot, but what does that really mean? Welcome to Gay Iconography, a new feature where we present a proposed iconic figure or character and then ask you to weigh in with your thoughts.
So far this series has focused on individuals that many consider gay icons. Sometimes that meant obvious standards (like Cher and Judy Garland), and sometimes it was introducing more contemporary figures (like Ben Cohen and Laverne Cox) that are still making their mark.
But sometimes there are classic works that become iconic more than their individual creators or stars. (Films like Paris Is Burning and Brokeback Mountain immediately come to mind.) However, this week, we were reminded of a (perhaps sillier) movie that happens to be celebrating 10 years since its initial release.
We're talking about Mean Girls. I get it, this isn't The Boys In the Band. But, for a certain generation, Mean Girls is the definitive portrayal of the high school experience. Hailed as one of the best high school films of all time, the film was a box office and critical success when it was released in 2004, and it has only grown in popularity -- especially in the gay community. Even if you've (somehow) never seen it, it's so often quoted, you've likely heard one of Mean Girls' many one-liners.
Treat yourself to some Friday afternoon LOLs with the groolest moments that have endeared the film to those of us just too gay to function, AFTER THE JUMP …