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100 Girls is a 2000 teen comedy film written and directed by Michael Davis, starring Jonathan Tucker as Matthew, James De Bello as Rod, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Patty, Katherine Heigl as Arlene, Larisa Oleynik as Wendy and Jaime Pressly as Cynthia.

Matthew (Tucker) is a college freshman and a virgin. Leaving a party, he loses his virginity to an unknown girl during a blackout in an elevator. The next morning, he wakes up to find she isn't there. Thus, begins his search... Hilarity Ensues, along with some interesting observations about the nature of romance, sexuality, interpersonal relationships between genders and female archetypes.

Davis wrote and directed a Spiritual Sequel, One Hundred Women, in 2002.

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This film provides examples of:

  • Alpha Bitch: Subverted. Several characters, like Arlene and Cynthia, are set up as Alpha Bitches, but are instead given interesting characterizations. Matt even sets up Arlene with his best friend, Wendy, who came out of the closet to him at the end of the film.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: At the end of the movie, Matt's last resort is giving a big fancy one to the entire girl's dormitory.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: After being taught the basics of dressing like a woman by Wendy, Matt gets hit on by both of the other male characters in the film.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted with Cynthia when her face gets smashed with a couch, leaving a nasty bruise in her face.
  • Big Blackout: The premise of the movie is that Matt meet the "mysterious girl" in an elevator during a blackout, so he doesn't know who she is or what she looks like.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Once he loses the Strip foosball game and is stripped naked by the girls, he impresses them all with the size of his "trophy".
  • Black Like Me: Wendy convinces Matt to disguise himself as a girl to try to get info on his "mysterious maiden" and ends up learning a lesson about the female perspective.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Matt at times. When he was young he used to write notes on his hand and the first time he talks to Cynthia, he just lets out gibberish.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: Matt walks in on Rod masturbating in their room which is how he finds out Rod has hypospadias.
  • Character Narrator: Matt narrates his thoughts and opinions constantly in almost every scene.
  • Childhood Friends: One of the girls at the dorm turns out to be Wendy, who was friends with Matt when they were kids, who somehow never bumped into each other before, despite studying in the same college. She helps him to search for his "mysterious girl" in the dorm.
  • Childish Pillow Fight: Wendy and Matt have one later in the movie; when her mother comes to visit the next day she finds her entire room covered in feathers.
  • Coming-Out Story: Wendy tells Matt she's a lesbian near the end of the film, and he's instantly accepting. He sets her up with Arlene, whom he's discovered is a lesbian as well.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Crick towards Penny; he develops a beef with Matt when he sees the two talking.
  • Determinator: Matt even tries crossdressing in order to find his "Mysterious Girl."
  • Easy Evangelism: The film has a particularly odd scene where Matt gives a 30 second speech where he manages to show he isn't familiar with the first thing about feminist theory, at the same time as convincing a Women's Studies class that Straw Feminist-like feminism is pointless without any objection from the teacher or fellow stuents.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Arlene and other girls end up doing this to Matt when he's stripped naked. Some of the girls even start fanning themselves.
  • Elevator Going Down: Matt loses his virginity in an elevator. At the end of the movies, it also happens to Rod and Dona.
  • Engineered Heroics: Matt creates maintenance problems in the girls' dorm so he can infiltrate it by going there to "fix it".
  • Erotic Literature: Dora is a big fan of these and she and Matt read some together when they become friends.
  • Favors for the Sexy: Cynthia uses her looks to get guys to do tasks for her.
  • First Girl Wins: Matt's "Mystery Maiden" turns out to be Patty, who's the first girl he got close to at the dorm.
  • Friends with Benefits: Matt and Patty have sex with no strings attached since she knows he's in love with someone else. Which is why she never reveals she's the "Mysterious Maiden" since he's in love with an idea of her rather than who she really is.
  • Getting Hot in Here: Matt sabotages the air conditioner in the girl's dorm, making them strip to various states of undress.
  • Hairy Girl: Matt and Rod join a Women's Studies class simply to meet girls. They are immediately turned off by the teacher's visible underarm hair, which the camera zeroes in on.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Despite being a sex-obsessed pervert, Rod has a very poor opinion on women, and thinks they are all manipulative bitches. It's revealed later he suffers hypospadias and a girl freaked out over it, which gave him massive insecurity.
  • Henpecked Husband: Matt's father was one. Matt blames a lot of his issues on him since he was a poor male role model.
  • Human Notepad: Matt used to write notes on his hand so he could talk to girls. One of the girls in the dorm writes cheat notes on her breasts.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Discussed when Matt meets Cynthia for the first time, when she's trying to get him to do something for her.
    Matt: "A man must summon all his will not to look down at those golden orbs, once a man loses this test of nerves the woman knows she has a great secret power over him."
  • I Have Brothers: Arlene has a very competitive streak and boyish outfit. She blames it on being the only girl on a family with seven brothers.
  • Imagine Spot: Happens often when Matt goes on a tangent.
  • Immodest Orgasm:
    • The "Mysterious Girl" moans loudly when she and Matt have sex.
    • Patty also has very loud orgasms, complete with screaming "Sweet leaping Jesus!". This is a hint they are one and the same. The movie even ends with one, when she and Matt get together.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Wendy is a lesbian with a Girl Next Door vibe.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Rod is very obsessed with sex and is constantly watching porn. He even has a ball chain tied to his genitals most of the time as it will supposedly improve his stamina and size.
  • A Man Is Always Eager: Matt is a firm believer in this, especially after he easily seduces his roommate who doesn't recognize him as Francesca.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: Tomboyish Arlene and Girly Girl Wendy become a couple after both turn out to be lesbians near the end of the film.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Most of the female characters are shown in various states of undress through the movie, some even topless, while they're all quite pretty.
  • Not Staying for Breakfast: Matt's "mystery maiden" wasn't there the morning after they slept together in the elevator.
  • Panty Thief: Played with. Matt does invade the girl's dorm to mess with their underwear, but it's so he can find a match for the underwear his "mysterious girl" left behind.
  • Pec Flex: Crick does it to try to intimidate Matt, who decides to twists his nipples instead.
  • Really Gets Around: Patty has this reputation around campus, much to her distress. It's what causes her to be insecure and not reveal she's the "Mystery Girl" to Matt.
  • Scenery Censor: When the guys end up naked after losing to Arlene in strip foosball, the pool table covers them from the waist down.
  • Sexy Silhouette: Used in the sex scene at the beginning with Matt and his "mysterious girl" only show as silhouettes.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Cynthia feels this way at times, since any achievements she accomplishes get diminished since she just "got there because she's beautiful". When she gets her face bruised in an accident, she actually finds her real passion in being a self-defense teacher.
  • Spiritual Sequel: 100 Women by the same director is also set in the world of a college-age man trying to find the woman he fell in love with and grows by learning from a number of different women where she lives. Both protagonists have a male friend (roommate then cousin) who is sex-obsessed and hooks up with one of the teaching women.
  • The Stoner: Matt's roommate Rod acts the part.
  • Straw Feminist: Matt takes a Women's Studies class. Every time we see him in this class, the camera zooms in to the teacher's underarm hair with a dramatic sound effect. Towards the end of the movie, there's an anvilicious scene where he tells the teacher that feminism and other "isms" don't help and just creates misunderstanding between people. The entire class (aside from him, entirely female students) breaks into applause for him.
  • Strip Poker: Or rather Strip Foosball, Arlene's favorite game, where you lose one article of clothing whenever the other player scores. Matt ends up naked when playing against her. He later teams up with her on a 2 vs 2 against Crick.
  • Teeny Weenie: Crick and his friend, when they get stripped naked after losing strip foosball. All the girls laugh and tease him about it. He blames it on the cold.
  • Their First Time: Matt lost his virginity to a mysterious girl whom he got trapped in an elevator with while a blackout happened. Since he couldn't see what she looked like, he searches for her over the rest of the film.
  • Those Two Girls: The "Janeites", as Matt nicknames them, are always seen together.
  • Title Drop: When Matt gives his Anguished Declaration of Love to the entire dorm.
    Matt: "I went to the Virgin Vault and I declared my love in front of 100 girls."
  • Tongue Trauma: Matt (as Francesca) bites off the tip of Crick's tongue after he tries to give her a Forceful Kiss.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Crick is forced to cut out his ponytail when Penny and Matt bolt it to the floor.
  • Unsettling Gender-Reveal: Matt as "Francesca" is sexually assaulted and almost raped by Crick, but she bites off the tip of his tongue instead. When Crick comes back at the end of the film, Matt gets up the courage to admit that he was Francesca and proves it by showing that he kept the tip of the tongue preserved to be used as evidence and then reattached. It also inspires other girls from the dorm to come forward, so Crick is less worried about the fact that Francesca is a guy than by his impending arrest.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: When Matt discusses his trouble finding his mystery girl, his female best friend suggests crossdressing. He dives right into it with all the enthusiasm of the rest of his intergender musings. When he realized that "Francesca" could get far more emotionally close to the girls around than he could, he decides to keep doing it.