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 <>

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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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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)


£1,171,611 (UK) (5 March 1999)

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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 »


Dedee: If there have to be gay people, at least it's nice there's enough of them to go around.
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A tired and time consuming miss-match of a movie.
21 July 2001 | by (Birmingham, UK) – See all my reviews

A cast of talented actors and actresses does not make up for a what a tired and time consuming miss-match of a movie this is.

One liners may be all the rage in 'Will & Grace' but this particular 'flick' left with a funny taste in my mouth (no pun).

Character development is hidden away amongst the over-the-top narration. The story lacks emotion and depth and is very contrived - even for a Hollywood picture. It is a movie where the stars look quite simply out of place in their surroundings.

High expectations of a wholesome quality film were suddenly tail-spinning just 30 minutes through. At the end of the movie we had crash landed and I wanted my money back.

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