This week on Bunheads, the token mean girl, Sasha, did something nice. It got me thinking about how even the bitchiest of girls (hopefully) are capable of some acts of kindness. Even Regina George did little nice things in between being a total wench. But mean girls do these nice things secretly as to not disrupt the balance. Fanny, who hasnâ€™t been particularly nice to Michelle since her arrival in Paradise, actually helped her unpack her boxes from Vegas. Granted, it was the middle of the night, but she was being nice. The difference is that Fanny was doing something nice upfront. Sasha gets sneaky, which makes me kind of nervous.
The girls are gearing up for auditions for the prestigious Joffrey summer program, but Booâ€™s pointe shoes broke. Her mom already thinks she wonâ€™t make it because she bought her a cake that says, â€śBetter Luck Next Time!â€ť I think Sasha realized how much of a twat she was last week so she tries to console Boo, but Boo is aware that Sasha is kind of just being nice because she doesnâ€™t have any other friends. Thatâ€™s what happens when youâ€™re a royal bitch.
So while Michelle is enabling her drinking problem and avoiding gas leaks in her new guesthouse, Sasha steals money out of her momâ€™s wallet and buys Boo new pointe shoes. Granted, Sashaâ€™s mom doesnâ€™t give a hoot about her but stealing is wrong. Whatevs, Sashaâ€™s a badass and her bag of fucks is out. She tells Boo that her dad bought her pointe shoes, and she doesnâ€™t need them plus theyâ€™re the wrong size. Even though Boo doesnâ€™t get the summer program and Sasha does, Boo invites Sasha to hang out since she is actually nice. Is this a turning point for Sasha? Probably not. Abbey Morgan in Dawsonâ€™s Creek was nice on occasion, but still sneaky about it. She always reverted back to her mean girl ways. Same thing with Sasha. Yes, she did a very nice thing. But she could have just gone to Boo and said, â€śBoo I want you to dance, take these shoes.â€ť
Maybe Sasha doesnâ€™t want praise for a good deed. Or maybe she canâ€™t ruin her bad girl reputation. Sheâ€™s the token mean girl on the show. Thereâ€™s always a mean girl, and if the mean girl turns nice then everything gets messed up. Sasha likes being the mean girl because people are afraid of her. Sheâ€™d rather be feared than loved. She justifies her behavior by the fact that sheâ€™s a naturally skinny and talented dancer and people donâ€™t like her because theyâ€™re jealous.
I tried to be the mean girl once. Itâ€™s just not in my personality to be that way, but people who are easily influenced or who hate confrontation will do anything to suck up to you. People want to gain the approval of the mean girl. Itâ€™s like when youâ€™re dating a shitty guy and youâ€™re all, â€śI can change himâ€ť No. You canâ€™t. You also canâ€™t change the mean girl, even if sheâ€™s nice to you sometimes.
She has to realize she sucks first before she can change, and she has to do it on her own. Or get hit by a bus. I don’t foresee Sasha getting hit by a bus next week, but Paradise is full of surprises and honestly it freaks me out that people live there.
(Photo:Â Paradise California)