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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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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

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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)

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£141,507 (UK) (15 January 1999)

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$6,300,000 (USA)
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Goofs

After Randy has been shot, and Dede and Matt take off, Lucia and Bill are in Lucia's hotel room and there is a pizza box, on the bed, behind Bill. It first appears open, but is closed a moment later. See more »

Quotes

[about marrying Matt]
Dedee: I just don't think it's something we should rush into.
Lucia: Oh, no, no. But bring another human life onto the planet - that's whim time.
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Referenced in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) See more »

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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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