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Reneé Rapp still believes Regina George is 'absolutely, absolutely gay'

Reneé Rapp still believes Regina George is 'absolutely, absolutely gay'

Reneé Rapp in Mean Girls 2024
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And yes, she totally ships Regina and Janis!

After starring in Mean Girls on Broadway and now reprising the role in the feature film adaptation of the musical, it seems safe to say that Reneé Rapp is an expert when it comes to Regina George. She may not have originated the role—an honor that belongs, of course, to Rachel McAdams—but she’s made two iterations of our favorite queen bee all her own.

And it should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention that one thing Rapp wants people to know is that in her mind? Regina George is definitely one for the ladies.

“Oh she’s absolutely, absolutely gay. That woman is a lesbian,” Rapp told Out during a recent interview. “Let’s be so clear.”

The “Pretty Girls” singer had fans desperate for a canonically queer Regina George after dropping a song for the film's soundtrack in collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion that included the line “Can a gay girl get an amen?” while Rapp, in the video, got all tatted up with her character’s name.

She also admitted that she’s “obsessed” with the idea of something more between Regina and Janis (Auli'i Cravalho)—an original fan favorite Mean Girls ship that hits harder, now that both characters are being played by out queer women.

“I do think when you have like, gay people embodying characters that are historically hetero-perceived or whatever, I think it inherently becomes gay, in a way,” she said, adding that she also went out of her way to try to incorporate these head canons into her own performance. “I tried to make every single potential moment in this film that could be done…gay, a little. Everything. Every moment.”

“I’m pushing [the gay agenda] everywhere. Hide your kids,” she joked.

And though some heteronormative thinkers might point to Regina’s relationship with Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney) as “proof” she isn’t a lesbian, Rapp has a strong take on that.

“She doesn't even like this man. She’s throwing him around like a little meat sack,” she said. “Yeah, no, that woman is a lesbian.”

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