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The Opposite of Sex (1998)

 -  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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gay | louisiana | teacher | death | homosexual | See more »

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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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The Opposite of Sex  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£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 »

Quotes

Bill Truitt: He made his bed, he can lie in it.
Lucia: If there's room.
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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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