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Gay Iconography: Was 'Mean Girls' Too Gay To Function?


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

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'Mean Boyz' is Todrick Hall's 'Fabulous' Version of 'Mean Girls': VIDEO


Todrick Hall (you may recall his brilliant musical spoofs Spell Block Tango, Cinderoncé, and The Wizard of Aahs) is back with a "fabulous" version of Tina Fey's 2004 classic Mean Girls.


Hall's version features Colby Melvin, Chris Crocker, Kory De Soto, Willam Belli, Chester Lockhart, Carlie Craig, Davis Rahal, Kashuna Perfected, Shawn Adeli, ThurZday Lyons, and Hall as queen bee Reggie George.

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Adam Lambert Plays Captain Hook in Todrick Hall's 'Spell Block Tango': VIDEO


Todrick Hall (you may recall Cinceroncé and The Wizard of Aahs) is back with his latest musical take on fairy tales and this one involves the Disney villains and a certain well-known tune from Chicago.

Also featuring Shoshana Bean, Cassie Scerbo, Amber Riley, Blake McGrath, Kimberly Cole and Pia Toscano plus dancers  Drew Reese, Peter Gill, Chester Lockhart, Davis Rahal, Steven Dehler, Jared North, Hondo Tey, Noelle Boney and Aaron McGuire.



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Cinderoncé, a Cinderella Remake Using All Beyoncé Songs: VIDEO


Todrick Hall, whose stunning Pentatonix 'Wizard of Oz' collaboration was featured here a few weeks ago, produced this genius fairy tale, which also features Shangela as the Fairy Dragmother.



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Todrick Hall And Pentatonix in an Incredible 'Wizard of Oz' Mash-Up: VIDEO

Wizard of Ahhhs

It was really only a matter of time before this happened: Todrick Hall and Pentatonix made a music video together.

Todrick Hall, known for creating comedy on YouTube with videos like "Beauty and the Beat", has decided to tackle a retelling of The Wizard of Oz with a mashup that would make DJ Earworm envious. The best part is that the six-minute medly is an a capella collaboration with the immensely talented Pentatonix; their cover of "Somebody That I Used To Know" is astounding, if you haven't heard it.

"The Wizard of Ahhhs" is gorgeously produced, contains bits from songs by Judy Garland, Taylor Swift, Daughtry, Lady Gaga, Danity Kane, Mötley Crüe, and more, and can be seen AFTER THE JUMP...


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Cinderfella, A Gay Equality Fairy Tale Pop Musical: VIDEO


Season 9 American Idol contestant Todrick Hall pulled together an energetic retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale with a gay twist and a few other Disney characters thrown in for good measure.

Writes Hall: "I wanted to tell this famous fairy tale in a new and innovative way, combining familiar top 40's songs with classic Disney melodies. This story speaks volumes and I think that love is as classic as this fairy tale. It's time for us to legalize love in all shapes and colors."

The video features a colorful cast of characters including Lance Bass as Prince Charming, Janice Dickinson as the evil stepmother, Shangela and Willam Belli as the stepsisters, plus Glozell as the Fairy Godmother, Kimberly Cole as Jasmine, and Aubrey O’Day as Alice.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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