On one hand, it’s almost impossible to believe that an entire decade has passed since Mean Girls hit theaters. The movie’s sendup of the high-school pecking order as enacted by popular teenage girls (a.k.a. the Plastics) undoubtedly remains as relevant today as it did in 2004, although the only people who could truly say so now were, like, five when the film came out.
On the other hand: Lindsay Lohan. The time when poor LiLo wasn’t a tabloid mainstay feels like forever ago. While the actress has been in and out of rehab, the actors who played second (and third, and fourth) banana to her character, Cady Heron, have worked steadily — and in some cases, built up some very impressive resumés. Looking back, Mean Girls proved to be a hotbed of talent, a stepping stone in the careers of many of the people involved. So what’s everybody up to, 10 years down the line? Take a look. By Phoebe Reilly