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"EASY A"
(2010) (Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Heavy Minor Heavy Minor Minor
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Heavy None None Moderate Heavy
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Heavy Minor Heavy Extreme Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A high school student must contend with gossip -- some of it self-perpetuated -- about her sudden promiscuous reputation.
PLOT:
Olive Penderghast (EMMA STONE) is a 17-year-old high school student who believes she's invisible to most of her fellow students despite the support of her parents, Dill (STANLEY TUCCI) and Rosemary (PATRICIA CLARKSON), and English teacher Mr. Griffith (THOMAS HADEN CHURCH) who's teaching his class "The Scarlett Letter."

Her fortunes change when ultra-religious Marianne (AMANDA BYNES) overhears Olive tell a white lie to her best friend, Rhiannon (ALY MICHALKA), about losing her virginity. Olive only told her that to stop Rhiannon's constant nagging about Olive's weekend, but it doesn't take long for Marianne to tell her boyfriend, Micah (CAM GIGANDET), and others, with the scandalous tale quickly spreading to the entire student body.

While school mascot Todd (PENN BADGLEY) doesn't pay any heed to the gossip, Olive's newfound notoriety soon has her meeting both guidance counselor Mrs. Griffith (LISA KUDROW) and Principal Gibbons (MALCOLM McDOWELL), the latter of whom puts her into detention for some salty language. It's there that she meets Brandon (DAN BYRD) who wants to stop the torment of being a closeted gay student and thus asks Olive to lie that she slept with him to fool others into thinking he's straight.

She reluctantly does, but that faux encounter and the subsequent rumors that quickly spread soon have her in the spotlight of various students. Among them are other guys who similarly want to benefit from her reputation, while Marianne and her followers want her kicked out of school. Realizing she can't beat the gossip that turns into other rumors, Olive decides to play up the lifestyle of a floozy, including proudly wearing her own letter "A" on her clothed chest.

From that point on, and as her friendship with Rhiannon takes a turn for the worst, Olive must contend with that, many of the guys wanting their name and reputation associated with her, and other developments that come along with her self-perpetuating status.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
High school students might be drawn to the same-age characters and risqué sounding material, the latter of which might also entice younger and curious teens.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • EMMA STONE plays a 17-year-old high school student who thinks she's invisible to the rest of the student body until she lies to Rhiannon about losing her virginity, resulting in Marianne overhearing that and then spreading the gossip. That then spirals out of control for Olive, especially when she reluctantly agrees to lie about sleeping with other guys to help their social lives, eventually resulting in Olive adopting the dress and attitude of a lose teen, despite her not being that and instead being an otherwise intelligent and witty girl. She uses profanity.
  • AMANDA BYNES plays her high school nemesis, the leader of a Christian group at school who's determined to drive Olive out of there. She ends up using some profanity while upset and is portrayed as the comic fool.
  • ALY MICHALKA plays Olive's best friend when the story starts, a girl who's more "out there" than Olive and who dresses and speaks provocatively. But when Olive's rumored sexuality overtakes her own, Rhiannon turns against Olive and eventually joins forces with Marianne. She uses profanity.
  • CAM GIGANDET plays Marianne's boyfriend who's also in the group but who hasn't lived up to such high ideals, especially when it comes to sex.
  • LISA KUDROW plays the school's guidance counselor who's harboring her own sexual secret and wants Olive to keep it.
  • PENN BADGLEY plays a nice boy at school who serves as the mascot, works in a restaurant, and is one of the few people who doesn't care about the rumors spreading about Olive who he's known for years.
  • STANLEY TUCCI plays Olive's supportive and witty father who gives her a lot of leeway in how she behaves.
  • PATRICIA CLARKSON plays his wife who has the same parenting style and admits to being quite promiscuous in her own high school past.
  • THOMAS HADEN CHURCH plays Olive's laidback and cool English teacher who easily connects with his students and tries to keep all of them out of trouble.
  • DAN BYRD plays Olive's classmate, a gay student who wants to take advantage of her rumored promiscuity to concoct a lie that she slept with him, all so that others will believe he's straight and thus stop tormenting him. Accordingly, he fakes having sex with her (in a locked room, making exaggerated noises, etc.) to set-up that lie.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of at least 1 possible "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually related dialogue is present, as are related comedy scenes (including faking the sounds of a sexual encounter), young women in revealing attire (including lots of cleavage) and brief/partial nudity (bare breast).

    There's some brief hitting and slapstick style material in several scenes, and a boy has a bloody nose from an unseen fight. There's brief drug use, alcohol is present in various scenes (including one involving teen drinking) and some drug-related comments are made.

    Bad attitudes are present, as is behavior that some kids might try to imitate. Tense family material is present, as are various thematic elements (including about losing one's virginity).

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    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Mr. Griffith tells Olive and Rhiannon something about "no drugs" to them.
  • We see a flashback of Olive camping with Rhiannon and her parents, and the mom takes a hit from a bong.
  • Principal Gibbons states his student quest is to keep the girls off the pole and the guys off the pipe.
  • Dill opens a bottle of wine.
  • Pretending to be Scarlett O'Hara (or a similar southern belle), Olive acts relieved about Brandon arriving, stating that she now won't need booze and pills to numb her loneliness.
  • We see teen drinking at a party, with Olive pretending to be intoxicated with Brandon, including mentioning that they've been drinking. After a mock bit of having sex (for others at a party to hear), Brandon comes out and states, "I'm drunk, bitches!" Moments later, Todd walks up to Olive and asks if he can get her a beer, but that doesn't happen as she leaves.
  • We see wine in front of Dill and Rosemary.
  • A guy asks Olive on a date and says he could bring a bottle of champagne.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • We see Brandon and another boy leave the principal's office after an unseen fight that's left Brandon with a bloody nose (he holds a bloodied rag to his face).
  • While on a date at a seafood restaurant, Olive chats away about various things that are supposedly aphrodisiacs, but then says about Spanish fly that it causes bloody discharges.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Rhiannon routinely refers to her best friend Olive as "bitch," with Olive eventually calling her on that, prompting Rhiannon to call her "sh*t-face."
  • Seeing Marianne come out of a bathroom stall with a superior look on her face having overheard Olive tell Rhiannon (as a white lie) that she lost her virginity, Rhiannon asks Marianne, "What are you looking at sister Christian?" We then hear that Marianne told everyone about Olive, thus sending the school gossip mill into full gear.
  • A girl refers to Olive as a "tramp," prompting Olive to call her a "twat."
  • Marianne tells Olive she hopes she had the good sense to use protection (regarding the rumor of her losing her virginity), with Olive sarcastically asking why, adding that Marianne's parents didn't.
  • Brandon states that Principal Gibbons is a homophobe.
  • Olive refers to Marianne (in her absence) as a "stuck-up Jesus freak."
  • Referring to Brandon (in his absence), Rhiannon asks Olive, "Isn't he a homo?"
  • Marianne tells those in her Christian school group that they need to get Olive "the hell out of here." She also states that she knows as a Christian she's supposed to love the "whores" and homosexuals, but finds it hard "since they keep doing it."
  • Olive starts accepting payment (usually in the form of gift cards) for faking having sex with various boys.
  • About Marianne as her assistant, Mrs. Griffith says that Marianne is a "snotty Jesus freak."
  • We see Micah at the hospital or doctor's office where he's informed that he has Chlamydia. His mother angrily asks him, "Who have you been screwing?" and repeatedly slaps his head. After he lies and says it was Olive, Marianne later finds and slaps her.
  • SPOILER ALERT: We learn that Mrs. Griffith has been having an affair with Micah (a student, although she keeps repeating that he's of legal age) and that she gave him Chlamydia.
  • About Micah, Mrs. Griffith states he isn't the sharpest Christian in the Bible.
  • Against her better judgment, Olive agrees to go along with the lie that she gave Micah Chlamydia, rather than the real person being Mrs. Griffith (thus saving her job and marriage).
  • A guy who seemed like he was interested in Olive as a date rather than sexual conquest/rumor mill turns out he's only after the latter. He offers her $200 and then repeatedly tries to kiss her despite her pushing him away each time.
  • Olive wants a previous guy (who she lied about having sex with) to tell everyone the truth, but he refuses, mentioning all of the girls he's "hooked up" with since then.
  • Olive wants Mrs. Griffith to come clean about her secret that's affected Olive, but the guidance counselor refuses, saying who'd believe the student over her.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Olive keeps Marianne's hand away from a spinning table saw blade in a class at school.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Dill jokes about taking a bullet for Olive if needed.
  • Olive states that her complete lack of allure "already shot that horse in the face" (not meant literally).
  • Mrs. Griffith mentions catching someone with a butter knife at school, but then jokes it's a gateway knife.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Sh*t-face," "Dip-sh*t," "Just a fat piece of sh*t," "Sh*t-d*ck," "You've got to be sh*tting me, woman," "This is bullsh*t," "You totally lost your V-card" (virginity), "Lady balls," "Slut," "Whores," "Skank," "Bimbo," "You...tramp," "You...twat," "My slutty alter-ego," "Yes, I'm a big fat skank," "You little sex monkey," "Very whore couture," "I'm the high school slut," "Fake girl slut," "Big t*ts," "Kinsey-sex gay," "Floozy facade," "Imaginary bonk," "What the hell is a lemon-squeeze?" "Do you think I have a gnome down there?" "Throwing your cat at everybody," "A dirty skank," "I fake rocked your world," "Trollop," "Let your freak flag fly," "Who have you been screwing?" "Whoring around," "You're a slut," "Horn dog," "You selfish bitch," "Now, bitch," "What the hell are you looking at sister Christian?" "A bit of an understatement governor" (said in a British accent), "Out on your fantail," "Bad ass," "Already shot that horse in the face" (not meant literally), "People suck," "Stuck-up Jesus Freak," "Isn't he a homo?" "Hell-hole," "It sucks," "I don't do anything half-assed," "(I'm) Drunk bitches," "Jesus! What is it with you gays?" "God, you are pathetic," "You're starting to piss me off," "Give 'em hell," "We need to get her the hell out of here," "Sucks," "Jeez," "Who gives a rat's ass?" "Bitching," "Snotty Jesus Freak," "That bitch," "She smacked the bejesus out of me," "He's not the sharpest Christian in the Bible," "Diseased ass," "Screw all of those people," "The whack pack," "Let's 'Bucket List' this bitch," "It sucked," "I'm gay, bitches," "Screw 'em" and "Piss off."
  • We see some guys doing exaggerated and acrobatic dance moves outside.
  • Rhiannon routinely refers to her best friend Olive as "bitch," with Olive eventually calling her on that, prompting Rhiannon to call her "sh*t-face."
  • We see a flashback to Todd as the previous school mascot, a Blue Devil (meaning he's shirtless and painted blue).
  • Marianne and her group's sign salutation is to kiss their own hand and then thump that twice to their own chests.
  • Marianne loudly and repeatedly staples papers hard as a way of trying to irritate Olive.
  • As Olive cleans graffiti off a bathroom stall as part of detention, Brandon appears to be drawing new material on another wall.
  • Olive (dressed sexily in tight attire) pretends to be intoxicated with Brandon, including mentioning that they've been drinking, and then leads him into a bedroom (to have pretend sex, knowing everyone will be listening outside the door). They then make exaggerated and fake sex sounds to fool everyone.
  • To conclude that mock bit of having sex, Olive punches Brandon in the gut, thus causing something of a climactic sound out of him.
  • Olive starts purposefully dressing like a tramp to play up her image.
  • Olive starts accepting payment (usually in the form of gift cards) for faking having sex with various boys.
  • A guy throws his ice cream cone to a car's windshield and then runs away.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • During a flashback, we hear a song with the lyrics, "Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me? and "Don't you wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?"
  • We hear the lyrics "I don't give a damn about my bad reputation" (with several more uses of "damn" in that).
  • A song has sexually related lyrics, including, "I'll be your pussy cat, licking your milk right now."
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 1 possible "f" word, 19 "s" words, 14 slang terms for sex (variations of "do," "screw/screwing," "motorboat," "bonk," "hooked up" and "got it on"), 3 slang terms using female genitals ("twat" and "cat"), 2 using male ones ("d*ck"), 5 for breasts ("t*t"), 9 asses (1 used with "hole"), 5 hells, 3 damns, 9 uses of "Oh my God," 8 of "G-damn," 2 each of "God" and "Oh God" and 1 use each of "Dear Lord," "Dear God" and "Jesus."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Olive talks of exaggerated rumors of her promiscuity, and she mentions things about herself, including having average breast size. She also states the rumor is that she lost her virginity to a guy at the community college.
  • About a guy named George, Rhiannon complains to Olive that's the name of a teddy bear, not the name you want to call out during climax.
  • Mr. Griffith tells Olive and Rhiannon something about "no drugs" to them. He also breaks other students' cigarettes and says they lead to unwanted pregnancy.
  • Rhiannon shows varying amounts of cleavage (sometimes a lot) in various outfits, most of which are quite tight and low-cut.
  • We see a flashback of Olive camping with Rhiannon and her parents. The dad is nude (but seated and shadows obscure anything), while the mom is topless (and we see the side of her bare breast as she reaches for something, resulting in that breast being near Olive's face) but wearing a towel or something similar around her waist.
  • We see a head and shoulders shot of Olive in the shower, but don't see anything explicit.
  • About a date, Rhiannon asks Olive, "You didn't..." (have sex) and Olive says no, but Rhiannon doesn't believe her, stating Olive is the type who would "do it" but not admit to that. She then says, "You totally lost your V-card to him" and that Olive doesn't have the "lady balls" to admit it.
  • Olive finally decides to lie to Rhiannon that she did lose her virginity, and then comments that Rhiannon having a guy "motorboat" her behind a store doesn't make her a "super slut." Having overhead this from a bathroom stall, Marianne then says that the two girls are self-admitted whores.
  • We see a flashback to Todd as the previous school mascot, a Blue Devil (meaning he's shirtless and painted blue).
  • Olive mentions rumors of her sexual exploits being the talk of the school.
  • In a flashback, Olive and Todd are 8th graders who've gone off to a room to kiss after playing spin the bottle. She asks him isn't he supposed to stick his tongue in her mouth, and he asks her if she can just say they did. During this, we hear a song with the lyrics, "Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me? and "Don't you wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?"
  • About Todd now being in a new woodchuck mascot costume, Rhiannon says she liked him better shirtless, but Olive says she still fantasizes about him.
  • We see miscellaneous cleavage in school.
  • Olive states that when people hear you had sex once, you're then considered a bimbo.
  • There's talk about the novel "The Scarlett Letter" and the protagonist being labeled as an adulterer.
  • A girl refers to Olive as a "tramp," prompting Olive to call her a "twat."
  • Marianne tells Olive she hopes she had the good sense to use protection (regarding the rumor of her losing her virginity), with Olive sarcastically asking why, adding that Marianne's parents didn't.
  • Olive mentions her "slutty alter-ego" and that "Yes, I'm a big fat skank."
  • Principal Gibbons states his student quest is to keep the girls off the pole and the guys off the pipe.
  • Rhiannon states she heard Olive punched Marianne in the "t*t."
  • Rhiannon jokingly calls Olive a "little sexy monkey."
  • Olive and Brandon chat in detention, with talk of "very whore couture" and "I'm the high school slut," while Brandon says he heard the made-up lover gave her crabs. He then says he knows she isn't a real "slut" and there's talk of "fake girl slut."
  • Rhiannon states she heard that Olive was with three guys in a Jacuzzi, while Olive states she heard that she (herself) was getting it on with an old dude.
  • Olive tells Rhiannon that the latter's new identifier is "big t*ts."
  • Brandon arrives in Olive's bedroom and wants to have sex with her (in order to have others believe he's straight -- when he's not -- to avoid the torment he's currently experiencing in school). Olive asks that isn't he "Kinsey-sex gay" and that she has a "v" (vagina) where he'd rather see a "p" (penis). He then says she could just say they had sex, and there's talk of the "floozy facade" and he mentions the "imaginary bonk." She then says that she doesn't do anything "half-assed" and that he has to tell everyone she was sensational. About his earlier sexually related comment, she wonders what a "lemon squeeze" is and he says it's like a backwards lemon something.
  • We see teens in bikinis and guys in just swim trunks at a pool party, with Olive mentioning the girl's parents allow her to have such parties whenever she's caught "doing it" in the pool, adding that's every week.
  • Inside, Olive (dressed sexily in tight attire) pretends to be intoxicated with Brandon, including mentioning that they've been drinking, and then leads him into a bedroom (to have pretend sex, knowing everyone will be listening outside the door). Inside, she tells him to close the drapes and then removes her panties from under her skirt and hangs them over the doorknob to block an outside view through the keyhole. Brandon reacts adversely to that removal, prompting her to state, "Jesus! What is it with you gays?" She then wonders why they're afraid of lady parts and asks if he thinks she has a gnome down there. After that's out of the way, she tells him to make grunting sounds, but he's bad at that (all played for comedy, as is the entire scene). We then see quick views of them making pretend sexual sounds, including her shouting "Oh yeah," repeatedly smacking his clothed butt with a book, while he smacks her clothed butt, and both slap their hands on the wall and jump up and down on the bed. He then says he's going to take her from behind, but she states that won't help him appear straight, so he amends his statement, but he then talks of the smell (pretending), with her saying one doesn't say that either. For the final climatic sound out of him, she then punches him hard in the gut and then puts her panties in his pocket as he walks out. Others see him and he states he's going to be walking funny tomorrow, but as others react with silence, he comments, "I'm drunk, bitches!"
  • About her faked sex, Olive states she always thought pretending to lose her virginity would be more special.
  • Referring to knowing that Brandon is gay, Rosemary tells Olive that they love her no matter the sexual orientation of her sex partner, but then adds that she and Dill were hoping she'd get knocked up (so they'd get a grandchild).
  • Rosemary tells Olive that she dated a gay guy once, with Olive asking her not to say it was her dad. Rosemary says no, but that sometimes Dill is too straight.
  • As a gift for faking sex with him, Brandon sends Olive a vibrator with a note about "go screw yourself."
  • Rhiannon complains about Olive throwing her "cat" (slang for other feline related slang connected to female genitals) at everybody, with Olive repeating that term in saying she isn't.
  • There's a comment about "a dirty skank."
  • Hearing Olive ripping her clothes (to make a new outfit), Dill knocks and comes in, saying it sounds like she's having sex but that he knows her boyfriend (referring to Brandon) is gay. Dill then states he was gay once, for a short while. We then later see Olive in her new outfit, a corset type top that shows a lot of cleavage and has the letter "A" across one clothed breast.
  • A song has sexually related lyrics, including, "I'll be your pussy cat, licking your milk right now."
  • Seeing two guys ogling her, Olive suggestively eats mashed potatoes (or something similar) off a spoon in the school cafeteria.
  • Marianne tells those in her Christian school group that they need to get Olive "the hell out of here." She also states that she knows as a Christian she's supposed to love the "whores" and homosexuals, but finds it hard "since they keep doing it."
  • We see Olive in a tight top and tight/small shorts, while Todd gets out of the pool in just swim trunks.
  • An overweight boy asks Olive if she'll do for him what she did for Brandon (faking sex to bolster his reputation). When Olive balks at that, the boy states he doesn't need her permission to spread the rumor, but then breaks down, referring to himself as "just a fat piece of sh*t." Against her better judgment, Olive then agrees to the plan, but then states that they won't have had sex, but that she let him fondle her breasts. He then complains about just a second base rumor, asking if there could be some butt action or pants rubbing.
  • After that, Olive comments on rumors of her having sex for money, including that she hooked up behind the library, got it on during chemistry, and one where she showed a guy hers but he didn't show her his. She then comments on "I fake rocked your world."
  • There's a comment about Olive being a "trollop."
  • Mr. Griffith kisses Mrs. Griffith and grabs her clothed butt, but she shoos him away due to them being in school.
  • Mrs. Griffith mentions catching someone with a butter knife at school, but then jokes it's a gateway knife. Mr. Griffith then suggestively states he was thinking of another gateway and then mentions having spaghetti with "meat" and "balls."
  • Mrs. Griffith meets Olive about the latter's reputation and hands her a bunch of condoms. Olive says she doesn't need them, but Mrs. Griffith insists she does, telling her the pill isn't 100% effective but that Olive can "let your freak flag fly."
  • We see Micah at the hospital or doctor's office where he's informed that he has Chlamydia. His mother angrily asks him, "Who have you been screwing?" Panicked, he states it was Olive.
  • Marianne shows some cleavage.
  • Mrs. Griffith admits that her marriage to Mr. Griffith isn't great and that they haven't slept together in months.
  • There's a comment about "whoring around" and "you're a slut." In response, Todd tells Olive, "Screw all of those people," with her replying, "Haven't you heard? I already did."
  • Rosemary tells Olive that the latter has been dressing like a stripper, but Dill (also in supportive mode) jumps in with that being a high-end one who serves governors and athletes.
  • Olive laments that with all of the talk of her sleeping around, no one is trying to sleep with her for real. She then adds that maybe she does have a gnome down there.
  • While on a date at a seafood restaurant, Olive chats away about lobster as an aphrodisiac, saying there's no proof that it improves desire or performance. She then talks about ground-up rhino horn that's supposed to increase size, as well as Spanish fly.
  • Olive talks about a "horn dog" who wanted to stick his tongue down her throat.
  • We hear that Brandon ran off with another man, leaving a note that read, "I'm gay, bitches."
  • Olive wants a previous guy (who she lied about having sex with) to tell everyone the truth, but he refuses, mentioning all of the girls he's "hooked up" with since then.
  • Olive tells her mom about her woes, with Rosemary saying she experienced the same in school, but because she really was a "slut" and slept with lots of people, adding they were mostly guys. She then says she was quite the contortionist and starts to lift her leg, but Olive doesn't want to hear any of that.
  • Olive does a risqué song and dance performance at a school pep rally, dressed in a corset type top (showing cleavage) and panties or small/tight shorts. During that, we see Todd dressed up in his old Blue Devil mascot outfit, complete with bare (and painted blue) chest. To entice the student body, and referring to the school's new woodchuck mascot, Olive asks if they'd rather cheer the woodchuck or "watch me do one."
  • Olive states (to the camera) that she might lose her virginity to Todd in five minutes, sometime tonight, in 6 months, or on her wedding night, but that it's only her business.
  • We see a shirtless guy cuddle up behind Brandon in bed.
  • Todd and Olive briefly kiss, clothed.
  • SMOKING
  • Mr. Griffith tells Olive and Rhiannon something about "no drugs" to them. He also breaks other students' cigarettes and says they lead to unwanted pregnancy.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Marianne informs Olive that Micah's parents are getting divorced.
  • Mrs. Griffith admits that her marriage to Mr. Griffith isn't great and that they haven't slept together in months.
  • SPOILER ALERT: Olive tells Mr. Griffith about Mrs. Griffith's affair.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Losing one's virginity.
  • People's reputations and how their sexual activity can affect that, particularly if they're female and in high school (as compared to boys at the same age).
  • Olive states that when people hear you had sex once, you're then considered a bimbo.
  • There's talk about the novel "The Scarlett Letter" and the protagonist being labeled as an adulterer.
  • Brandon arrives in Olive's bedroom and wants to have sex with her (in order to have others believe he's straight -- when he's not -- to avoid the torment he's currently experiencing in school).
  • Olive starts accepting payment (usually in the form of gift cards) for faking having sex with various boys.
  • Mrs. Griffith meets Olive about the latter's reputation and hands her a bunch of condoms. Olive says she doesn't need them, but Mrs. Griffith insists she does, telling her the pill isn't 100% effective but that Olive can "let your freak flag fly."
  • About Micah being 22 and having four years as a senior, Marianne states that it's God's intention that Micah stay in school.
  • SPOILER ALERT: We learn that Mrs. Griffith has been having an affair with Micah (a student, although she keeps repeating that he's of legal age) and that she gave him Chlamydia.
  • Olive states (to the camera) that she might lose her virginity to Todd in five minutes, sometime tonight, in 6 months, or on her wedding night, but that it's only her business.
  • VIOLENCE
  • A person accidentally knocks down Olive in passing.
  • Rhiannon whacks Olive.
  • We see a flashback to Todd as the previous school mascot where he jumps on a mini-trampoline to do a flipping basketball dunk. We then see him attempt the same in a different costume, but this time he simply falls hard to the floor.
  • We see Brandon and another boy leave the principal's office after an unseen fight that's left Brandon with a bloody nose (he holds a bloodied rag to his face).
  • To conclude a mock bit of having sex (for others at a party to hear), Olive punches Brandon in the gut, thus causing something of a climactic sound out of him.
  • We see Micah at the hospital or doctor's office where he's informed that he has Chlamydia. His mother angrily asks him, "Who have you been screwing?" and repeatedly slaps his head. After he lies and says it was Olive, Marianne later finds and slaps her.



  • Reviewed August 5, 2010 / Posted September 17, 2010

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