Life as a Plastic still is fantastic, 20 years later. But this time, it’s a new era of high school cliques.

The “Mean Girls” movie musical adaptation, starring Broadway breakout and “Sex Lives of College Girls” alum Renée Rapp as Regina George, debuted its first teaser in theaters ahead of Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” concert film. It’s now been made available online.

“Mean Girls” follows a new crop of popular girls, led by Regina (Rapp) and rounded out by Karen (Avantika) and Gretchen Wieners (Bebe Wood). “Mare of Easttown” and “Senior Year” star Angourie Rice plays new girl outsider Cady, the character originated by Lindsay Lohan. Auli’i Cravalho stars as Janis and “Strange Loop” actor Jaquel Spivey plays Damian, the fellow misfits who befriend Cady and orchestrate a covert mission for her to infiltrate the Plastics to ultimately take down Regina’s reign once and for all.

“The Office” alum Jenna Fischer plays Cady’s mom while Busy Philipps is Regina’s “cool mom,” with Jon Hamm as Coach Carr. Ashley Park also stars.

Earlier this year on “Mean Girls” Day, October 3, the entirety of the original Paramount film was uploaded to TikTok.

Actress-writer Tina Fey penned the book for the stage musical Broadway version that debuted in 2018, with music by husband Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. direct, with Fey and “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels producing.

“The songs are sounding really more kind of pop,” Fey said during “Late Night With Seth Meyers” in February 2023. “It’s a fascinating process actually because in Broadway everything has to play to the back of the house and in movies everything can come back in and things can play really intimately. We have a very cool directing team, a very cool choreographer.”

Fey is reprising her role as math teacher Ms. Norbury, along with fellow “SNL” alum Tim Meadows, who plays Principal Duvall. The musical is a direct remake of the original film.

The original cast of the 2004 “Mean Girls,” without Rachel McAdams, recently reunited for a Walmart Black Friday ad that served as a pseudo-sequel.

“Mean Girls” premieres in January 2024. Check out the teaser below.

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