MEAN GIRLS | Creating A Memorable Antagonist

In his book, The Anatomy of Story John Truby advises writers to “Create an opponent who is exceptionally good at attacking your hero’s greatest weakness.” Here Nolan Dean uses this strategy as a lens to analyze what makes Regina George, the primary antagonist of the 2004 high school comedy, Mean Girls, such a memorable antagonist.





Nolan Dean

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Teen Comedy

Mark Waters

Mean Girls