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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.

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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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£141,507 (UK) (15 January 1999)

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£1,171,611 (UK) (5 March 1999)
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The geography of the drive from South Bend to Detroit to Canada is very flat and rural. The film shows huge mountains, lakes, and forests, none of which are present in northern Indiana and southern Michigan, which are about as flat as any place can be, and full of farms. Also, southern Ontario looks nothing like Big Bear, where the cabin scenes were filmed. See more »

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Jason Bock: If I save one kid from getting butt-fucked, from having his ass totally reamed until it looks like the Lincoln Tunnel and he can't stand up for three weeks, then maybe all of this is worth... something. Teachers everywhere have to learn that no means no... at least until we've dropped out.
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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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