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The Opposite of Sex (1998)

 -  Comedy  -  22 May 1998 (USA)
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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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gay | louisiana | teacher | death | homosexual | See more »

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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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The Opposite of Sex  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£141,507 (UK) (15 January 1999)

Gross:

£1,171,611 (UK) (5 March 1999)
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Indiana license plates are numbered by county. While the movie takes place in St. Joseph county (as indicated by patches on the sheriff's uniform), neither Lucia's nor Bill's plates match that county (or any neighboring ones). See more »

Quotes

Girl Student: This is America, and we're Christians here - aside from a few Jewish people who were just born that way - and I can tell you one thing: Jesus Christ and his apostles were certainly not into "man-on-man action," which is how they describe it on their porno videos, which, I am proud to say, Blockbuster does not carry. Um, I work there and it's very family...
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Girl Student: Plus, that religion John Travolta belongs to.
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Intelligent and thoughtful
20 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

I avoided seeing this movie for a long time but finally gave in last week. It was very funny, touching and insightful. It did occur to me that Lyle Lovett could use an acting lesson or two, and that Ivan Sergei is way too good looking; its borderline annoying. Martin Donovan and Kudrow make the movie; their characters were completely believable. Last but certainly not least is the best young American actress, Christina Ricci. She really makes every part she plays her own. I suggest the Christian Youth or whoever they are stay away; everyone in this movie has too many human qualities for you to tolerate.


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