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->''"This is highschool. What is a friend, anyway?"''

''Jawbreaker'' is a 1999 film directed by Darren Stein starring [[RoseMcGowan Rose [=McGowan=]]], Rebecca Gayheart, JulieBenz, and Creator/JudyGreer.

The movie starts with the popular girls of Reagan High fake-kidnapping one of their group, Liz Purr, as part of her seventeenth birthday, only to find when they arrive that she has choked to death on the jawbreaker used to gag her. AlphaBitch Courtney Shayne then leads the others to create an elaborate cover story that would paint Liz's death as an accident resulting from a kinky sexual encounter and get them off scot-free.

One of the girls, Julie Freeman, struggles to come to terms with what they've done and is summarily shunned by Courtney and her lapdog Marcie Fox. On top of this, she is replaced by the geeky Fern Mayo who Courtney transforms into the glamourous Vylette in return for the girl's silence. But the attention lavished upon "Vylette" soon goes to Fern's head and she begins to encroach on Courtney's position as Queen Bee, only to discover exactly why that's a bad idea as she is publicly humiliated. Meanwhile, when Julie is given a box of Liz's possessions, she stumbles upon something that will prove to be Courtney's downfall just as she prepares to accept the title of Prom Queen that Liz's death left her free to claim.
!!Tropes in this film include:

%%* AccidentalMurder: Liz's death.
%%* AlphaBitch: Courtney.
* BackstabbingTheAlphaBitch: Fern as Vylette starts to overshadow Courtney, and she knows it. That's when Courtney knocks her down a peg.
%%* BetaBitch: Marcie.
%%* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Before Liz's death, the three most popular girls fit this trope.
%%** Courtney: Brunette.
%%** Marcie: Blonde.
%%** Julie: Redhead.
%%* BrainlessBeauty: Marcie.
%%* DeadlyPrank: The premise of the film.
* DeathBySex: Courtney tries to set up Liz's death as such.
* DumbBlonde: Marcie fits this to a T, being very much on TheDitz end of the scale.
%%* EngineeredPublicConfession: The ending.
* EroticEating: Courtney with her boyfriend, in a variant; as part of sex play, she makes him mime on a popsicle what he wants her to do to him.
%%* GirlPosse
* HighSchoolDance: The final location of the movie.
* HumiliationConga: Happens at the HighSchoolDance thanks to the EngineeredPublicConfession.
* InWithTheInCrowd: Fern and Julie both apply. Marcie's talk with her father implies that this is also what happened to her.
* KarmaHoudini: Marcie doesn't really receive any comueppance for her hand in things, as everything else is aimed at Courtney.
* TheMakeover: Fern's transformation into Vylette.
%%* {{Make Way For the Princess}}es
%%* ManipulativeBitch: Courtney.
%%* MeaningfulEcho: By Fern, see the page quote.
* MeaningfulName: Fern. Lampshaded when she is renamed Vylett for this very reason.
* NarratorAllAlong: [[spoiler:Fern]], although it's not a huge surprise when you pay the slightest bit of attention in the first scene.
%%* TheNineties
* TokenGoodTeammate: Liz among her friends, although Julie slowly makes a HeelFaceTurn throughout the movie.
%%* TwoTeacherSchool
%%* PopularIsDumb: Marcie.
%%* PunnyName: "Vera Cruz."
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Marcie abandons Courtney in the end.
* SexIsEvil: Liz was a virgin. Courtney -- not so much.
* ShamingTheMob: Inverted, as the mob shames Courtney.
* SmokingIsGlamorous: Fern starts to smoke after "becoming" Vylett.
* SpoiledSweet: Liz is described as this in the beginning.
%%* ShrinkingViolet: Fern, originally.
%%* TheSociopath: Courtney.
* TrunkShot: When the girls want to surprise Liz in one of the first scenes of the movie.
%%* VillainProtagonist: Courtney.
* WhatAnIdiot: Invoked in-universe, as this is pretty much Julie's reaction to Courtney upon learning she gagged Liz with a jawbreaker.