Huffington Post’s The Frenemy writes, “By the time the series ended in 2000, the girls had graduated from middle school at 13. This would make them around 23 now. I decided to catch up with the ladies to see what they had been up to since then….”
Stacey is now a model-slash-actress. Mary Anne dabbles in beauty pageants before moving down to Nashville to focus on her overly-conservative and right-wing life. Claudia continues to embrace the hipster lifestyle. Dawn remains as hippie as ever. Kristy resides in DC where she is working on a political career. Mallory works in publishing. And Jessie? She is clearly ashamed of her past: “Refused to take place in update. Cannot believe she ever lived in Connecticut and worked with a bunch of crazy privileged bitches.”
As funny and relevant to today’s society as these updates are, I couldn’t help but be a bit saddened to see what has become of the group. Yes, I know it is all fictional and meant to be funny, but I am also aware that today’s teenage girls will relate to these updated versions of the BSC more than the original, innocent group that kept so many of us entertained for years.