The Great Gatsby Becomes a Film

Date: May 10

This star-studded film adaptation of the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel shocked the world when it was announced because, though a classic novel, no one was really begging for it to be made. The film opened this month to mixed reviews (mostly negative), but the soundtrack featuring Florence and the Machine, a duet by Beyoncé and Andre 3000, and Lana del Rey was somewhat praised, selling 137,000 copies in its first week. There were various Gatsby-inpsired memes, including these gems that blend the film with Mean Girls.