Queen of the B’s, not Queen Bee: Lucille Ball
I’m not funny. What I am is brave. – Lucille Ball
I admit, one of my favorite movies is Mean Girls.
If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s an awfully disturbing insight into the adolescent (and perhaps lingering into the adult) female psyche.
Saturday Night Live alum Tina Fey developed the movie’s fictional script from Rosalind Wiseman’s non-fiction book, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence. Wiseman describes how female social circles are dictated by a clique leader – a Queen Bee. Those who support the clique leader fit in; those who don’t fit her impossible standards, don’t.
In case any of you were wondering, I wasn’t Queen Bee in high school.
Yeah, you can stop choking on your food now.
No matter how I tried, cool seemed to elude me.
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