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A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

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Manipulative high school sophomore Kimberly Joyce leads her friends Brittany Wells and Randa Azzouni in bringing charges of sexual assault against Percy Anderson, their English and drama teacher at an exclusive private school in Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, local reporter Emily Klein, originally assigned to do an insignificant piece on the school, hopes that the scandal will launch her into celebrity in the television news business, while Kimberly's bigoted father, Hank, is concerned primarily with the effect that his daughter's accusations may have on his business. Written by Anonymous

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The devil wears a grey skirt and her name is Kimberly Joyce. See more »

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Rated R for strong sexual content and graphic dialogue involving teens, and language | See all certifications »

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25 May 2006 (South Africa)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$58,570 (USA) (12 August 2005)

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$305,688 (USA) (28 October 2005)
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When Jane Krakowski did her bra and panties scenes she asked that all crew that worked the shot be without a shirt. See more »

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Kimberly Joyce: Symbiotic, that's what our relationship is going to be like Randa.
Kimberly Joyce: Just like we learned in biology, the whale and the little fish that sticks on it.
Kimberly Joyce: See, if you hang with me you'll get a lot of attention from boys that you otherwise wouldn't.
Kimberly Joyce: And meanwhile when I'm standing next to your I'll look more attractive by comparison, isn't that great?
Randa: Very nice.
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A fine mixture of "Election" and "Heathers"
9 June 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I saw a preview screening of this the other day and felt like I needed to get the word out on this movie pronto. It is SO wrong and twisted, I loved it. I won't give anything away, but Evan Rachel Wood is amazing -- actually, everyone was amazing. I'm so looking forward to this coming out this summer, cause I will definitely see it again.

I'm sure some people might compare it to "Mean Girls" but that's totally wrong. I would compare it more to "Heathers" although it's such a darker comedy that goes places you won't expect, that I really haven't seen anything like it before. This isn't about high school or really teen life, but more a social commentary about racism, sex, war, family, and fame -- or the lack of.

I'm looking forward to hearing what others think about the film. Anyone know if there's a trailer online?


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