How Mean Girls Tells a Joke

What sets Mean Girls apart from so many other high school comedies? Karsten Runquist attributes the film’s lasting power to its dialogue. In this video essay, he illustrates how screenwriter Tina Fey takes a much more innovative and unique approach to dialogue than in many contemporary comedies.

 

 

 

 


How to Write Dialogue: Character & Story


Teen Comedy


Mark Waters


Mean Girls