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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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Trivia

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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In the movie Dede says, "the three Cs of Diamonds," when in truth it is the Four Cs of Diamonds: color, cut, carat weight, and clarity. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Carl Tippett: What's the point of sleeping with you if it doesn't get your attention?
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Referenced in Talk Show the Game Show: She Ready, Boo! (2017) See more »

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For Another Clown
Written and Performed by Shane Koss & Adrian Hierholzer
Courtesy of Daring Music
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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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