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G.B.F. (2013)

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What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?

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Soledad Braunstein (as Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque)
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Shannon Daniels

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Social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice, Mormon princess 'Shley and blonde fashionista Fawcett. When unassuming Tanner is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend. The clique queens immediately pounce and makeover Tanner into their ideal arm candy, forcing him to choose between popularity and the true friends - including his own B.F.F. Brent - that he's leaving behind. Written by Anonymous

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Being out has never been so in.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual references | See all certifications »

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17 January 2014 (USA)  »

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When Ms Hogel (Natasha Lyonne) is verbally reprimanding Brent and co for their homophobic prom posters, she gets an odd look from a passing student. This student was portrayed by Natsha Lyonne's real life friend Thomas Dekker, whom she acted with in the black comedy All About Evil. See more »

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When Brent says, "It's science," Tanner's arms are both down, but when a different camera picks up the shot, Tanner's left hand is up by his shoulder holding the string of his hoodie. See more »

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Fawcett Brooks: Hey, Shley, you know Caprice calls you a ginger-snatch behind your back, right?
'Shley Osgoode: She does?
Caprice Winters: Well, Fawcett said your religion is just Scientology without birth control or famous people.
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AMAZING
Written by Richard Grandone (ASCAP) and Jennifer Demartino (ASCAP)
Published by R. Gradone and Silvertooth (ASCAP)
Performed by Hi Fashion
Courtesy of The World of Hi Fashion
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A high school comedy with HEART and BRAINS!
19 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I tire quickly when a high school comedy pops onto the scene with stupid adults and know-it-all kids who look too mature for the roles. Kudos to writer George Northy for giving his kids heart and the grown-ups brains, it elevates this film above the bulk in his genre. Director Darren Stein is very judicious in his nods to similar films -- Clueless, Mean Girls, Heathers, Carrie, and nearly every John Hughes film.

RESTRAINT is what makes this film so enjoyable: Megan Mullally manages to escape the curse of Will & Grace alumni and is able to NOT rehash Karen walker, but create a new character. Paul Iacono is brilliant and I can't imagine him as any other character -- which is how I felt about his TV character RJ Berger, who is worlds apart from this role.

Sasha Pieterse is blond Denise Richards pretty, but a whole lot smarter. Xosha Roquemore is all legs and laughs. She mutters a brilliant line that made me bust out laughing: "I ain't mad at that" -- watch for it. She owns the role and is smart!

G.B.F. smacks of a cult favorite and star-maker. I suspect in a few years we'll look back at this pop-masterpiece and marvel at all the now-celebrities who broke-through in this cast.


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