History Film / ShesTheMan

18th Sep '16 8:51:32 AM nombretomado
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''She's the Man'' is a 2006 teenaged RomanticComedy starring Amanda Bynes (''TheAmandaShow'') and Channing Tatum which is based on Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'',

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''She's the Man'' is a 2006 teenaged RomanticComedy starring Amanda Bynes (''TheAmandaShow'') (''Series/TheAmandaShow'') and Channing Tatum which is based on Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'',
5th Jun '16 1:35:29 AM Megazord
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** A large part of the team when they are practicing shirtless

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** A large part of the team when they are practicing shirtlessshirtless and in the locker room
* MsFanservice: The cheerleaders during the final game
5th Jun '16 1:01:22 AM Megazord
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** A large part of he team when they are practicing shirtless

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** A large part of he the team when they are practicing shirtless
5th Jun '16 12:31:23 AM Megazord
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* ReallyGetsAround: Viola while posing as Sebastian uses his friends to make it look like he is to make the other guys interested in friendship.
5th Jun '16 12:23:04 AM Megazord
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* MaleGaze: When Olivia walks into the cafe, they guy's POV and the camera, shifts to her backside


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** A large part of he team when they are practicing shirtless
5th Jun '16 12:09:49 AM Megazord
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* SuppressedMammaries: An in-universe version with Viola> Justified since she's disguised as a guy.
5th Jun '16 12:01:11 AM Megazord
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** Viola's ex-boyfriend Justin as well, and Viola's mom agrees. When Viola sarcastically suggests mom should date Justin instead, [[CovertPervert she dreamily considers it for a moment before giggling it off]].
4th Jun '16 11:55:36 PM Megazord
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* Foreshadowing: Monique confuses Viola for Sebastian when she was wearing a hoodie and comments on their resemblance.


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* HypocriticalHumour: Monique makes fun of Viola's supposedly lack of curves, when she and Viola doesn't have that much difference in, err, ""proportions""
13th May '16 6:59:40 PM ChaoticNovelist
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''She's the Man'' is a 2006 teenaged RomanticComedy starring Amanda Bynes (''TheAmandaShow'') and [[MrFanservice Channing Tatum]]. Not a critically acclaimed film (then again many romantic teen films are generally not), it bears some resemblance to ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', clearly an attempt to capitalize on the success of ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' which updated ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''. While not as close of a HighSchoolAU as ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' was to its source material (nor as big of an success) it has its moments.

Basically, {{Tomboy}} Viola (Amanda Bynes) is intensely into soccer, so much that when her school, Cornwall, cancels the girl's soccer team and refuses to let her play on the boy's soccer team she hatches a [[SweetPollyOliver brilliant plan to show them and her Jerkass ex-boyfriend that a girl can play just as well as a boy.]] Basically, Viola has a twin brother, Sebastian (James Kirk, [[NamesTheSame no, not]] [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries that one]]), [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief to whom we can pretend she is similar in appearance,]] and this brother has decided to run off to London for two weeks to play with his rock band just before he is to start at Corwall's rival school, Illyria. The perfect timing for Viola to pretend to be her twin at his new school and play soccer on their boy's team. ContrivedCoincidence? We think not!

With the help of a [[PetHomosexual Gay Best Friend]], Viola becomes Sebastian!Viola, enters Illyria, and [[IncrediblyLamePun voilà!]] (the pesky problem of how their parents aren't realizing what's going on is that Illyria is a boarding school and the parents are divorced, so both Viola and Sebastian simply tell each that they are staying with the other, because [[FridgeLogic it's not like divorced parents ever call each other to care for their children.]]) Her roommate is Duke, the eventual LoveInterest, [[CaptainObvious obviously]] but Sebastian!Viola has problems at first because of Sebastian's permanent record (he's a troublemaker, what can we say) and the fact that Viola is still a girl. Eventually with the sprinkling of MagicalQueer magic, Sebastian!Viola is accepted into Duke's group of friends but is still second string for the boys soccer team.

Enter [[RomanticFalseLead Olivia]] who becomes Sebastian!Viola's lab partner, though Duke has a [[StalkerWithaCrush massive crush on her]]. Duke, [[DramaticIrony who has issues talking to girls, tells Sebastian!Viola]] this and asks for [[strike:her]] [[strike:his]] ''her'' help. And so begins the LoveDodecahedron as described in the poster (see above)

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''She's the Man'' is a 2006 teenaged RomanticComedy starring Amanda Bynes (''TheAmandaShow'') and [[MrFanservice Channing Tatum]]. Not a critically acclaimed film (then again many romantic teen films are generally not), it bears some resemblance to ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', clearly an attempt to capitalize on the success of ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' Tatum which updated ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''. While not as close of a HighSchoolAU as ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' was to its source material (nor as big of an success) it has its moments.

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is based on Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'',

{{Tomboy}} Viola (Amanda Bynes) is intensely into soccer, so much that when her school, Cornwall, cancels the girl's soccer team and refuses to let her play on the boy's soccer team she hatches a [[SweetPollyOliver brilliant plan to show them and her Jerkass ex-boyfriend that a girl can play just as well as a boy.]] Basically, Viola has a twin brother, Sebastian (James Kirk, [[NamesTheSame no, not]] [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries that one]]), [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief to whom we can pretend she is similar in appearance,]] one]]), and this brother has decided to run off to London for two weeks to play with his rock band just before he is to start at Corwall's rival school, Illyria. The perfect timing for Viola twins decide to pretend to be her twin at his new school help each other and play soccer on their boy's team. ContrivedCoincidence? We think not!

solve the other's problem at the same time.

With the help of a [[PetHomosexual Gay Best Friend]], Viola becomes Sebastian!Viola, enters Illyria, and [[IncrediblyLamePun voilà!]] (the pesky problem of how voilà!]]. It's not a perfect disguise but no one at the new school has met Sebastian so they don't know the difference and their parents aren't realizing what's going on is that are clueless because they're divorced and Illyria is a boarding school and the parents are divorced, so both school.Viola and Sebastian simply tell each that they are staying with the other, because [[FridgeLogic it's not like divorced parents ever call each other to care for their children.]]) other,
Her roommate is Duke, the eventual LoveInterest, [[CaptainObvious obviously]] but Sebastian!Viola has problems at first because of Sebastian's permanent record (he's a troublemaker, what can we say) troublemaker) and the fact that Viola is still a girl. Eventually with With the sprinkling of MagicalQueer magic, Sebastian!Viola is accepted into Duke's group of friends but is still second string for the boys soccer team.

Enter [[RomanticFalseLead Olivia]] who becomes Sebastian!Viola's lab partner, though Duke has a [[StalkerWithaCrush massive crush on her]]. Duke, [[DramaticIrony who has issues talking to girls, tells Sebastian!Viola]] this and asks for [[strike:her]] [[strike:his]] ''her'' help. And so begins the LoveDodecahedron as described in the poster (see above)poster.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Viola loves Duke, who loves Olivia, who loves Sebastian, who is actually Viola. Eventually they get it all sorted out happily, though.
* AlwaysCamp

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Viola loves Duke, who loves Olivia, who loves Sebastian, who is actually Viola. Eventually they get it all sorted out happily, though.
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happily.
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AlwaysCamp



* GenreSavvy: Principal Gold can recognize the CrashIntoHello between Viola and Olivia as soon as it happens.

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* GenreSavvy: GenreSavvy:
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Principal Gold can recognize the CrashIntoHello between Viola and Olivia as soon as it happens.



* HilarityEnsues: Everything gets messed up just in time for the climax at the soccer game. It's Creator/WilliamShakespeare. Seriously.

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* HilarityEnsues: Everything gets messed up just in time for the climax at the soccer game. It's Creator/WilliamShakespeare. Seriously.



* {{Incoming}}
* LoveDodecahedron: The tagline pokes fun at this.
* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: Viola lives through Sebastian...well, just his life really.

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* %%* {{Incoming}}
* LoveDodecahedron: The tagline pokes fun at this.
* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: Viola lives through Sebastian...well, just his life really.
this by laying it out and emphasizing the gender disguising.



* OutOfCharacterMoment
* PairTheSpares: Olivia and Sebastian? They don't know each other and Viola just gets them together at the end of the soccer game. In some ways it makes ''more'' sense than the source material. Introducing your brother to your friend who you think will be good for him and then them going to a party together is rather less silly than the actual marriage that happens in the play.

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* %%* OutOfCharacterMoment
* PairTheSpares: Olivia PairTheSpares:
**Olivia
and Sebastian? They don't know each other and Viola just gets them together at the end of the soccer game. In some ways it makes ''more'' sense than the source material. Introducing your brother to your friend who you think will be good for him and then them going to a party together is rather less silly than the actual marriage that happens in the play.



** Also, Viola's {{Jerkass}} ex-boyfriend Justin and Sebastian's {{Jerkass}} ex-girlfriend Monique.
* PaperThinDisguise: It's fairly obvious, when Sebastian and Viola are on screen together, that no-one could possibly confuse them for the same person.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the beginning. No one at the school had ''seen'' Sebastian before. Afterwards, that's a little less plausible.

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** Also, Viola's **Viola's {{Jerkass}} ex-boyfriend Justin and Sebastian's {{Jerkass}} ex-girlfriend Monique.
* PaperThinDisguise: It's fairly obvious, when Sebastian and Viola are on screen together, that no-one could possibly confuse them for the same person.
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person. It's [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the beginning. No one at the school had ''seen'' Sebastian before. Afterwards, that's a little it's less plausible.plausible. In fact, the director commentary says that they had to cut a scene where a couple of people see Sebastian up-close before the game because it totally broke the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.



* PetHomosexual: Paul.
* PolarOppositeTwins

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* %%* PetHomosexual: Paul.
* %%* PolarOppositeTwins



* SettingUpdate

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* StalkerWithACrush: Duke to Olivia.
** Also Malcolm to Olivia

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* StalkerWithACrush: %%* StalkerWithACrush:
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Duke to Olivia.
** %%** Also Malcolm to Olivia



* {{Tomboy}}: Viola, as much as her mother wants her to be a "lady."

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* {{Tomboy}}: Viola, as much as Viola loves playing soccer and has a strict "no ruffles" policy. This upsets her mother who wants her to be a "lady."



* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Viola and Sebastian look passable as HalfIdenticalTwins, although when both are onscreen at the same time it's obvious nobody could mistake them for the other.
** Mentioned in the audio commentary when they discuss the difficulty of casting a man who looked like Amanda Bynes.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Viola and Sebastian look passable as HalfIdenticalTwins, although when both are onscreen at the same time it's obvious nobody could mistake them for the other.
** Mentioned
other. It's mentioned in the audio commentary when they discuss the difficulty of casting a man who looked like Amanda Bynes.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Viola
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: The audience can pretend Viola looks like Sebastian. It works fairly well.
** She can pull off looking like a boy. Looking like her brother takes a bit more suspension.
*** It's stated early on that no-one at Illyria has seen Sebastian, so looking like a boy is the only thing that counts.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Viola
Viola is only cross-dressing in order to play on her new school's soccer team.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: The audience can pretend Viola looks like Sebastian. It works fairly well.
** She
While she can pull off looking like a boy. Looking ''a'' boy, looking like her brother takes a bit more suspension.
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suspension. It's a moot point because it's stated early on that no-one at Illyria has seen Sebastian, so looking like a ''a'' boy is the only thing that counts.
4th Feb '16 6:19:39 PM Arawn999
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* FundraiserCarnival

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* FundraiserCarnivalFundraiserCarnival: Olivia's mom sets up a kissing booth at one. Olivia's friend warns her about a [[DirtyOldMan lecherous old man who keeps coming back]], much to her disgust.
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