Author Who Inspired Mean Girls Threatens Legal Action

Rosalind Wiseman is not an ordinary writer, he is a cool writer.

And after his book Queen Bee and Aspirants was adapted into the 2004 film mean girlsthe 54-year-old says she is considering legal action against Paramount Pictures for what she claims is a lack of compensation.

“We reached out to Paramount to make things more fair,” she told the New York Post in an interview published March 17. “For so long I’ve been so quiet about it, but I just feel like the hypocrisy is too much.”

Rosalind said she earned just over $400,000 in 2002 after signing a deal to sell her film rights. But after Tina FeyThe film inspired a Broadway musical, which is now being made into a separate film, Rosalind says she wants to be backed.

“I think it’s fair for me to be able to be compensated in some way for the work that changed our culture and changed the zeitgeist,” she said. “Over the years Tina has spoken so eloquently about women supporting other women, but it’s become increasingly clear to me that in my personal experience, this won’t be the experience .”


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