History Film / TheOppositeOfSex

7th Feb '17 7:48:34 AM fearlessnikki
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* AmbiguousEnding: The film ends with [[spoiler: Dede sitting on the side of the road, about to leave home. But she's unsure of whether she really wants to, and she refuses to tell the viewer whether she's going to go back to her child or not]].



* BabiesEverAfter: Both Dede (and Bill by extension) and Lucia end up with kids.

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* BabiesEverAfter: Both Dede (and Bill by extension) and [[spoiler: Lucia end ends up HappilyMarried to Carl and they have kids. Bill raises Dede's child as his own, and the film hints that Dede might remain with kids.the child too]].



* BiTheWay: Matt
* BitchAlert: In a variation, both Lucia and Dede

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* BiTheWay: Matt
Matt is thought to be gay, but quickly falls for Dede, proving he's bisexual.
* BitchAlert: In BitchAlert:
** Dede is open about this in her narration. "I ''don't'' grow
a variation, both Lucia and Dedeheart of gold."
* {{Bowdlerization}}: In-universe. A student draws a doodle of a naked woman on the bathroom wall. Bill turns it into a funny face instead.



* DeadpanSnarker: Lucia.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Lucia.Lucia frequently snarks to the madness going on around her.



* DoWrongRight: Bill catches a student writing an insulting statement about him on the bathroom wall. He makes the kid correct the grammar, then lets him go.

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* DoWrongRight: Bill catches a student writing an insulting statement about him on the bathroom wall. He makes the kid correct the grammar, then lets him go. This then comes to Bill himself when another student sees Bill trying to fix the naughty drawing and says "probably not a good idea to use your real name."



* FlamboyantGay: Jason. And how.

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* FilleFatale: Dede is only sixteen but is an expert sexual manipulator.
* FlamboyantGay: Jason. And how.Jason is easily one of the campest characters in the movie.
* GenreSavvy: Dede's narration is aware of many ComingOfAgeStory cliches and she makes a point of defying them.



* PrettyBoy: Matt, and Dede spends plenty of time EatingTheEyeCandy as a result.



* StraightGay: Bill.

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* StraightGay: Bill.Bill has no stereotypical gay qualities and is the straighter one, compared to Matt.
* TitleDrop: Dede's narration gives a partial example. "I don't want sex. I want the opposite."



* WouldHitAGirl: Randy gets into a literal fight with Dede in the hotel.
** Especially notable since (bitchy or not), Dede is at least seven months pregnant when it happens.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Randy gets into a literal fight with Dede in the hotel.
**
hotel. Especially notable since (bitchy or not), Dede is at least seven months pregnant when it happens.
27th Jan '17 9:59:18 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Opposite Of Sex'' is a 1998 {{black comedy}} written and directed by Don Roos, starring Creator/ChristinaRicci, Martin Donovan, Ivan Sergei and Creator/LisaKudrow.

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''The Opposite Of of Sex'' is a 1998 {{black comedy}} film written and directed by Don Roos, starring Creator/ChristinaRicci, Martin Donovan, Ivan Sergei and Creator/LisaKudrow.



* {{Anguish}}: Lucia, ironically one of the most articulate characters in the movie, delves into this when her frustration gets the best of her, with her speech devolving into a string of spat-out obscenities and monosyllables: "Fine! Goddammit! God! Fuck! Shit!"

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* {{Anguish}}: {{Angrish}}: Lucia, ironically one of the most articulate characters in the movie, delves into this when her frustration gets the best of her, with her speech devolving into a string of spat-out obscenities and monosyllables: "Fine! Goddammit! God! Fuck! Shit!"
27th Jan '17 9:58:52 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Opposite Of Sex'' is a 1998 {{black comedy}} starring Creator/ChristinaRicci, Martin Donovan, Ivan Sergei and Lisa Kudrow. The main protagonist is Dede Truitt (Ricci), a troublemaking teenage girl who leaves after home after her father dies and moves in with her gay brother (Donovan). After a few weeks she seduces his boyfriend (Sergei) into bed and ends up pregnant. After that, the two of them take off to LA, emptying the brother's bank account along the way.

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''The Opposite Of Sex'' is a 1998 {{black comedy}} written and directed by Don Roos, starring Creator/ChristinaRicci, Martin Donovan, Ivan Sergei and Lisa Kudrow. Creator/LisaKudrow.

The main protagonist is Dede Truitt (Ricci), a troublemaking teenage girl who leaves after home after her father dies and moves in with her gay brother (Donovan). After a few weeks she seduces his boyfriend (Sergei) into bed and ends up pregnant. After that, the two of them take off to LA, LosAngeles, emptying the brother's bank account along the way.



!!'''The Opposite Of Sex''' provides examples of:
* {{Angrish}} - Lucia, ironically one of the most articulate characters in the movie, delves into this when her frustration gets the best of her, with her speech devolving into a string of spat-out obscenities and monosyllables: "Fine! Goddammit! God! Fuck! Shit!"

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!!'''The Opposite Of of Sex''' provides examples of:
* {{Angrish}} - {{Anguish}}: Lucia, ironically one of the most articulate characters in the movie, delves into this when her frustration gets the best of her, with her speech devolving into a string of spat-out obscenities and monosyllables: "Fine! Goddammit! God! Fuck! Shit!"
3rd Jun '16 9:16:00 AM Morgenthaler
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26th May '16 12:23:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Dede
16th Jan '16 3:36:18 AM Anddrix
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* ChekhovsGun: Dede is shown packing a gun, and helpfully informs the audience, "This is {{foreshadowing}}. [[ViewersAreMorons Duh!]]". Despite the fact that she toys with being an UnreliableNarrator, it does get used later on. [[spoiler:And just when you think it's outlived its usefulness, it comes back a second time]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Dede is shown packing a gun, and helpfully informs the audience, "This is {{foreshadowing}}. [[ViewersAreMorons Duh!]]".Duh!". Despite the fact that she toys with being an UnreliableNarrator, it does get used later on. [[spoiler:And just when you think it's outlived its usefulness, it comes back a second time]].
7th Jun '15 5:10:57 PM gallium
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* Creator/ChristinaRicci: In one of her earliest "adult" roles.



* PlayingAgainstType: Both the female leads. Ricci was known for playing definitely more family-friendly adolescents and Kudrow was known as [[{{Friends}} a certain airhead from New York]]...

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* PlayingAgainstType: Both the female leads. Ricci was known for playing definitely more family-friendly adolescents and Kudrow was known as [[{{Friends}} NoBisexuals: Lucia certainly has this attitude. When Matt tries to explain he's bisexual, she remarks "I went to a certain airhead from New York]]...Bar Mitzvah once, that doesn't make me Jewish."



* NoBisexuals: Lucia certainly has this attitude. When Matt tries to explain he's bisexual, she remarks "I went to a Bar Mitzvah once, that doesn't make me Jewish."
27th Jan '15 12:09:34 PM jmparker78
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* ReallyGetsAround: Dede, who is a very dark version of this.
26th Apr '14 7:17:53 PM blueranger
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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Lucia's shorter hair at the end of the film symbolises [[spoiler: her happy new life as Carl's wife and a mother]]. Meanwhile Dede's shoulder length hair grows out to waist length suggesting [[spoiler: she might keep her kid after all]].


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* LettingHerHairDown: Lucia after [[spoiler: she and Carl have sex]].
* MaybeEverAfter: A non-romantic example. It's left open whether or not Dede [[spoiler: decides to stay with her baby]].


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* PosthumousNarrator: [[spoiler: Subverted as Dede allows the audience to believe she dies twice in the film]].
* SkewedPriorities: Lampshaded by Lucia after Matt suggests getting married due to Dede's pregnancy.
--> '''Dede:''' I just don't think we should rush into it.
--> '''Lucia:''' No but 'bring another life into the world', that's whim time.
18th Dec '13 5:07:52 PM nombretomado
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* ChristinaRicci: In one of her earliest "adult" roles.

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* ChristinaRicci: Creator/ChristinaRicci: In one of her earliest "adult" roles.
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