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The Opposite of Sex (1998)

R | | Comedy | 22 May 1998 (USA)
A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

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A 16 year old Louisiana girl moves in with her homosexual half-brother and immediately starts coming on to his sexual partner, finally forcing him into an affair in which she becomes pregnant. The whole affair blows into a scandal exposing her school teacher brother and the true parent of the child is called into question as it is revealed that there have been a series of lovers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be offended

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Rated R for strong language and sex related dialogue and sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Lo opuesto del sexo  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,385, 25 May 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,881,367
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A musical adaptation of this movie premiered in San Francisco in 2004 with music by Douglas J. Cohen and a book by Cohen and Robert Jess Roth based on Don Roos' filmscript. The original West Coast cast included Kerry Butler as Dede, David Burtka as Matt, Karen Ziemba as Lucia, and John Bolton as Bill. See more »

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Police cruisers and uniforms for the Ontario Provincial Police are completely inaccurate. See more »

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[about marrying Matt]
Dedee: I just don't think it's something we should rush into.
Lucia: Oh, no, no. But bring another human life onto the planet - that's whim time.
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For Another Clown
Written and Performed by Shane Koss & Adrian Hierholzer
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A Trojan Horse
14 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

The producers of THE OPPOSITE OF SEX have gone through great pains to advertise their film as politically incorrect. But it doesn't take very long to see right through their charade.

This is your standard politically correct Hollywood fable. While the film is narrated by Deedee, she is not the protagonist, she is in fact the foil. The true protagonist of the story is her homosexual half-brother Bill. It is him that we sympathize with, not her.

The film takes its standard politically correct potshots at gun owners, the religious right, Christians, Republicans, etc. They even dredge up that "evil" boogeywoman Anita Bryant to lob a rhetorical tomato at.

The movie is very well made, well acted, very funny, and highly entertaining. The problem is the preaching of liberal propaganda. If this does not bother you, or you are able to overlook it, you will find this movie very much worth a rent.


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