Is it just me, or were teen movies in the early 2000s just better?
I don’t think it’s just me. These movies are pure nostalgia and so much fun to watch. Some of my favorites star Megan Fox, one of the most prominent actresses in early 2000s teen movies.
2000s Mean Girls Were the Best Mean Girls
The 2000s was the decade of the teen movie, which also made it the decade of the movie mean girl. Though I’m sure we can all agree that Regina George from Mean Girls is the queen of movie mean girls, we still love Lana from The Princess Diaries, Sharpay from High School Musical, and Lucy from 13 Going On 30.
However, no actress embodies the early 2000s mean girl quite like Megan Fox, who stars as the mean girl in her most memorable roles.
Megan Fox’s Best Characters
Brianna — Holiday in the Sun (2001)
Megan established her reputation as a mean girl in her first movie, Holiday in the Sun, which stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as Madison and Alex Stewart. Megan plays Brianna, a spoiled department store heiress who wants to steal Alex’s crush. This movie was a favorite of mine when I was younger, and though it’s a little cringey when you watch it back, it proves that Megan Fox was destined to be a star.
Carla — Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Lindsay Lohan stars as 15-year-old aspiring actress Lola, but Megan Fox steals the show as mean girl Carla. Lola and Carla compete for the lead role in the school musical as well the title for the most popular girl in school. Though Carla is as mean as they get, Megan finds a way to make her likable.
Jennifer — Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Arguably her most famous role, Megan plays the titular character Jennifer. Jennifer and her best friend Needy (Amanda Seyfried) go to a punk rock concert one night, where the band is in search of a virgin to sacrifice to Satan (I’m not kidding, this movie is a trip). They choose Jennifer, but something goes wrong when they realize that Jennifer isn’t a virgin. Jennifer comes back to life as a demon who needs human flesh to survive, and Needy is the only person who can tell that something is wrong with Jennifer.
This movie is great and hilarious for several reasons. Jennifer starts as your typical narcissistic mean girl, but these traits are magnified when she becomes a demon. Though the movie is campy and bizarre, Fox’s hilarious one-liners and the script’s dark humor make it one that you’ll never get tired of watching.
Megan Fox’s Best Movie Fashion Moments
Heart Zip-Up Hoodie
Megan’s most iconic outfit is from Jennifer’s Body, where she wears a heart zip-up hoodie paired with heart-shaped earrings and low-rise jeans. This outfit not only screams the 2000s, but I’m convinced that only Megan Fox can make a hoodie from Gap Kids look hot.
An honorable mention for the cropped pink cardigan, which is basically the epitome of Y2K fashion.
Leather Jacket and Graphic Tee
I love this outfit from Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen because it looks like something I would have tried to recreate with clothes from Limited Too. Megan pairs a leather jacket with a “J’adore Dior” graphic tee, a Tiffany necklace, and a Dooney & Bourke bag — and I love everything about it.
Juicy Couture Tracksuit
I was only going to feature one outfit from Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, but nothing screams early 2000s like a Juicy Couture tracksuit. She pairs the look with a Tiffany charm necklace and silver hoop earrings, which makes it an outfit I would have killed to wear in 2004.
Early 2000s movies are some of the best ones, and Megan Fox always finds a way to make these movies great. Whether she’s the starring role in Transformers or playing the minor mean girl side character, she steals the show.