Teens take the lead

'SNL's' Fey hopes 'Mean' a worthy pic

HOLLYWOOD — A flock of effusive teenage girls turned out for Monday’s ArcLight preem of “Mean Girls,” “SNL’s” Tina Fey’s attempt to serve precisely that aud.

“I think girls as an audience get served up a lot of swill,” the scribe-star said. “I’d like to think this is not swill.”

“I think it is swill,” producer Lorne Michaels retorted with a certain glee.

He then added: “There’s a high bar in high school pictures if you look at the ones by Amy Heckerling and John Hughes. For it to really work, you have to get it right. Trust me, Tina got it right.”

Director Mark Waters’ brother wrote “Heathers” and the helmer said he wanted to “remake ‘Heathers’ by way of John Hughes. Teen movies these days are coated in bubble gum — all music cues and costume changes. We remember when they were funny and about something.”

Among those at the after-party where Katy Rose perf’d were Par’s Sherry Lansing, Donald De Line and Gerry Rich and guests including Bernie Brillstein, David Dinerstein, Sean Daniel, Brad Krevoy, Mo Ostin and Leonard Goldberg.

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