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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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Darren Stein

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George Northy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Willett ... Tanner Daniels
Paul Iacono ... Brent Van Camp
Sasha Pieterse ... Fawcett Brooks
Andrea Bowen ... 'Shley Osgoode
Xosha Roquemore ... Caprice Winters
Molly Tarlov ... Sophie Aster
Evanna Lynch ... McKenzie Pryce
JoJo ... Soledad Braunstein (as Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque)
Derek Mio ... Glenn Cho
Mia Rose Frampton ... Mindie
Taylor Frey ... 'Topher
Megan Mullally ... Mrs. Van Camp
Natasha Lyonne ... Mrs. Hogel
Jonathan Silverman ... Mr. Daniels
Rebecca Gayheart ... Mrs. Daniels
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Storyline

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 | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gay Best Friend See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Caprice Winters: Well, that's just sweeter than a pug in a sundress.
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Referenced in Faking It: Stripped (2015) See more »

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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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I laughed a lot
13 July 2013 | by shemricquickSee all my reviews

I know the producer, so I was invited to a screening in North Carolina. I really didn't know what to expect out of this movie because I hadn't heard much about it.

Pros--- I really enjoyed the movie a lot because it made me laugh a lot. I do not typically go see comedies unless they are romantic comedies. I would say that it was probably one of the best movies that I have seen in awhile. I would have to say that it was also very tastefully done. The humor wasn't overdone, so it didn't feel like a fake humor. I felt like most of the humor came from witty comments that I'm not sure everyone in the audience got, but there were quite a few of us that found it hilarious.

Cons--- If I had any complaints at all about it then I would have to say it would be the language. In some instances I felt like the foul language was overused to a point where it was a little distracting and took away from the overall movie b/c I don't feel like everyone talks like that. It may be a generational gap/area of the country gap with me though b/c these were supposed to be high school students. I don't feel like I'm terribly old though, and I do cuss so I'm not a prude. I guess it was just a little more than I was used to, and as a parent it made me feel a little awkward with my 13 year old cousin at the movie. I didn't feel it was appropriate for the 13 year old age group because of foul language alone, and it should probably be rated R when it's in theaters. However, with that said I really did enjoy the movie!

Someone in the audience said the hideous yellow feather looking dress made that one girl look like big bird at the prom, which I found very funny in the middle of the quiet movie theater.


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