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The Opposite of Sex (1998)

R | | Comedy | 22 May 1998 (USA)
A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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A 16 year old Louisiana girl moves in with her homosexual half-brother and immediately starts coming on to his sexual partner, finally forcing him into an affair in which she becomes pregnant. The whole affair blows into a scandal exposing her school teacher brother and the true parent of the child is called into question as it is revealed that there have been a series of lovers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be offended

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Comedy

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Rated R for strong language and sex related dialogue and sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Lo opuesto del sexo  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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£141,507 (UK) (15 January 1999)

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$6,300,000 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Police cruisers and uniforms for the Ontario Provincial Police are completely inaccurate. See more »

Quotes

Matt Mateo: I'm bisexual.
Lucia: Puh-lease! I went to a bar mitzvah once. That doesn't make me Jewish.
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Connections

Referenced in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) See more »

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Lookin' For Love
Written by Hank Hunter and Stan Vincent (as Steven Vincent)
Performed by Jeanie Stahl
Produced and Arranged by Mason Daring
Very Special Thanks to Windsept Pacific and Lysa Grande
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27 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's something so off-kilter about this film. Something that makes it stand apart from others of its kind. The structure is pretty complex, if one takes into accounts all of the turns in the story the film makes. The performances are aces, but Kudrow really stands far and away at the top. One of the finest TV actresses ever, if not the finest (her work in TV is masterful) she has the perfect blend of comedy and drama here. Her work is effective on a dramatic level, even though it's also a pretty hilarious turn. This is a fantastic performance, hitting all of the right notes and pitch-perfect keys that one can hit. This is highly recommended.


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