"I wouldn't be surprised if you haven't met Lauren yet. She's usually writing essays about how Citizen Kane is like Mean Girls in that they both support a hegemony of superiority through gossip and rumors. But like, we're here for the makeover options!"
The reference is to the newspapers in the film who publish may false stories just to alienate people they don't like. It's a nice parallel to American culture then and American culture now.
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