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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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Storyline

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:

£141,507 (UK) (15 January 1999)

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$6,300,000 (USA)
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Goofs

When Randy knocks Dede against a "stone wall", they give way because they're made of some kind of foam. See more »

Quotes

Dedee: [as Dedee is walking away from Bill's, looking for a ride and stopping under a tree, she narrates:] Seems like everybody's having sex but me. Good for them. It's not that I'm against sex. I mean, it was clever of God or evolution or whatever to hook the survival of the species to it because we're gonna screw around no what. It was a smarter thing to pick than say... the instinct to share your toys or return phone calls. We'd have died out like eons ago. But on the minus side, god... all the *...
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Referenced in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) See more »

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Lookin' For Love
Written by Hank Hunter and Stan Vincent (as Steven Vincent)
Performed by Jeanie Stahl
Produced and Arranged by Mason Daring
Very Special Thanks to Windsept Pacific and Lysa Grande
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An Intelligent Black Comedy
8 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has laughs, but they are not all clumped in together. Which is good, because with a story like this, it is neccesary to have comedy in just the right spots. The film shows us Deede (played to perfection by hot Christina Ricci), a 16 year old going on 17 who is having a baby soon, but the results of the next 9 months will surprise everyone (which includes a cast of Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Johnny Galecki, Lyle Lovett and Ivan Serguei). A good idea becomes a close to very good film by vhaving a good lay out of a story and good sarcastic humor to match. One of the better films of 1998. A-


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