Headscratchers / 10 Things I Hate About You

  • Why is the English Teacher Mr. Morgan such a jerkass to Kat?
    • He's short-tempered and, in fairness, she's rather pretentious at points.
      • "At points" meaning "The entire fucking movie?"
    • This troper got the impression that he wasn't very fond of his students in general, and the implication was that Kate had been soapboxing in his class for a while, all while he himself had an ax to grind on the race aspect of their readings (as opposed to Kate always talking about the feminist issues).
    • Not to mention that Kat, let's be fair, isn't the most ingratiating person herself.
    • It's also interesting since this movie isn't exactly a social justice-driven movie, that Mr. Morgan calls Kat out on "white feminism" a good ten years before it was a more common thing to do. Kat, while she has a big chip on her shoulder regarding the treatment of women, is ultimately a spoiled, upper-middle-class girl who doesn't have (in Mr. Morgan's eyes) that many problems. For a black man in what looks to be a white-dominated school, seeing kids who cry oppression when they've never even experienced anything close to it (just look at the White Rastas), he's basically calling bullshit. He's the realist.
  • How did Bianca and Chastity, who had never rehearsed together, do a fully choreographed duet? I mean, I know they were doing the same song, but they weren't doing the same dance. And why did the school just let them randomly change their routines?


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