Who am I? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. You know you love me. Xoxo, Gossip Girl
I know I’m not the only one who was obsessed with Cecily von Ziegesar’s Gossip Girl series as a teen, and in turn also the It Girl series where little Jenny Humphrey got her own well-deserved spin off.
As a kid growing up in an urban-suburbia right on the border of New York City, their glamorous world was exactly where I wanted to be. So you can see why I was so excited to learn about the the Modern Gossip Girl twitter (@modern_gg) where fans of the series connect the infamous storylines to today’s NYC culture. Middle school-me is brimming with happiness.
When you’re studying at Constance Billard at 3 pm and sneaking into a Met Gala after-party at 11 pm pic.twitter.com/T88Vkocjex
— Modern Gossip Girl (@modern_gg) May 8, 2018
– Serena has a lifestyle brand and her own line of hair gummies.
– Dan writes for Vice and has lots of opinions on MeToo.
– Blair is running the very successful House of Waldorf. She has 2 children who were delivered by surrogate.
— Amanda Smith (@AmandaRTubbs) February 6, 2018
Serena tells Blair that Dan took her to Smorgasburg on a date. Blair grimaces. “I can’t keep up with all these Brooklyn neighborhoods.”
— Modern Gossip Girl (@modern_gg) April 28, 2017
Reading through their tweets is a refreshing reminder that you’re not one of the only people who still cares about their Upper West Side drama. A lot of us are still here! We just moved on to more adult jobs to support our addiction to Gossip Girl fanfics.
— Modern Gossip Girl (@modern_gg) January 2, 2018
Serena van der Woodsen auditions for the Bachelor to piss off her mom; accidentally makes it and gets married in Spain (again! whoops!).
— Modern Gossip Girl (@modern_gg) June 28, 2016
The twitter account is actually run by new author Hannah Orenstein. She recently published the book Playing With Matches, which is based on her brief stint as a twenty-one year old match maker before she began her writing career. She now works as a dating editor at Elite Daily, and her personal twitter account (@hannahorens) is just as fun.
When you graduate from Constance Billard and have to grow up and get a job… pic.twitter.com/kXmW0QP0IN
— Modern Gossip Girl (@modern_gg) August 29, 2017
Oh, Gossip Girl’s not “realistic”? Sorry, NOTHING is more realistic than an uptight girl hooking up with a bad boy to a Sum 41 song in 2007.
— Hannah Orenstein (@hannahorens) July 9, 2017
Although the account hasn’t been as active recently, feel free to scroll through their tweets for a few nostalgic laughs! It’s nice to be reminded that literature can be fun and enjoyable. Who else wants to reread the whole series with me?
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