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The Opposite of Sex (1998)

R | | 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.



Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »



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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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lo opuesto del sexo  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£141,507 (UK) (15 January 1999)


$6,300,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Matt Mateo: I'm bisexual.
Lucia: Puh-lease! I went to a bar mitzvah once. That doesn't make me Jewish.
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Featured in Indie Sex: Taboos (2001) See more »


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Written and Performed by Shane Koss & Adrian Hierholzer
Courtesy of Daring Music
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User Reviews

Ground Breaking? Well... yeah.
31 December 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The Opposite of Sex does what Don Roos set it out to do. It brings the subject of homosexuality in all its forms to light in a hard hitting, funny in your face joy ride - but yet it's not a 'gay movie'. Ricci is wonderful as Dedee, our young 'tour guide' to this strange journey. Through her eyes we see her world of lies, deception and confusion. At times you might not like her, but thats what is great about the movie, it pulls you in. If your into witty one liners, a fast story line and terrific acting (two thumbs up to Lisa Kudrow!)than this movie is for you. After a movie that makes you think about other peoples lifestyles and situations? give it a try. As an eighteen year old, I recommend this movie for older teens and up and give it a 8/10.

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