Never Been Kissed
Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, stars Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Leelee Sobieski, Jeremy Jordan, Molly Shannon, Garry Marshall, John C. Reilly and James Franco in his film debut. Josie Geller is an insecure 25-year-old copy editor for the Chicago Sun-Times who has never had a real relationship. One day, her editor-in-chief, assigns her to report undercover at a high school to help parents become more aware of their children's lives, her first day at South Glen South High School is miserable. Josie reverts to the old geek persona, she has an unfortunate run-in with three obnoxious popular girls, Kirsten and Kristin, the school's most attractive and popular student, Guy Perkins. Josie is reassured when a kind-hearted nerd named Aldys befriends her. Aldys, who loathes Guy and his gang, invites Josie to join The Denominators, a group of intelligent students. Josie develops a crush on her English teacher, Sam Coulson, becomes the top student in his class.
After reciting a romantic excerpt from Shakespeare to Sam, Josie has horrible flashbacks to when she read a romantic poem aloud in class to her high school crush, a popular boy named Billy Prince, who asked her to their senior prom, making her dream come true. However, on the night of the prom, Billy arrives with another girl and both of them hurl eggs and insults at Josie, humiliating her and breaking her heart. One night while out driving with Aldys, Josie encounters Guy and his gang at a local hangout called "The Court" where promiscuity and underage drinking take place, her managing editor Augustus "Gus" Strauss loses patience with Josie after a rival paper scoops The Court story, orders Josie to become friends with the popular kids. He arranges for her to wear a hidden camera, soon the whole office becomes obsessed with her story. Josie confides in her brother Rob about her fears. Rob, their high school's most popular boy in his teens, urges her to let go of her old self and start anew.
To help her, Rob becomes an instant hit. He uses his influence to draw Josie into the cool crowd, much to the dismay of Aldys. Sam and Josie grow closer. Guy and Josie attend Orlando from Shakespeare's As You Like It. Anita and Josie's other co-workers watch through the camera and are overjoyed as she is voted prom queen; as Guy dances with Aldys as an alleged act of friendship, the mean girls attempt to dump dog food over Aldys. Outraged, Josie reveals her true identity, she praises Aldys for her kindness and warns the students that one's persona in high school means nothing in the real world. Sam is hurt by her lies and states he wants nothing to do with her. Angered is Rob, who as a phony student received a second chance at baseball. Josie making amends, secures him a coaching job. Josie writes an account of her experience. In it, she admits she's never been kissed, describes the students of South Glen South, avows her love for Sam, she writes she will wait for Sam to come and kiss her. Josie waits."
On the verge of giving up... cheers a booming roar, as Sam emerges to give her a romantic kiss. Song appearancesDuring the scene where Josie and Aldys are talking to each other on the football field, the band plays the theme song from The Simpsons. During a scene where Josie is remembering her bullying in high school, Cyndi Lauper's "She Bop" is played. " Died in Your Arms" by Cutting Crew plays when Josie first sees Guy entering the classroom. American ska band Spring Heeled Jack U. S. A. submitted. The band had released a single titled "Jolene", about their tour van, but when given the opportunity to submit a song for the soundtrack, they replaced the name Jolene with Josie to make it relevant to Barrymore's character in the film, it was rejected. The morning after Josie's experience with marijuana, "Me Myself and I" by De La Soul is heard playing; when Josie is remembering her first senior prom, Madonna's song "Like a Prayer" can be heard in the background. The single "Lucky Denver Mint" by Jimmy Eat World is featured in the film's soundtrack, was the only single from their album Clarity to gain airplay on popular American radio.
A significant amount of the song "Heaven Tonight" by Hole appears in the film. The Latin funk band Ozomatli makes a cameo. During the climax, in the scene when Josie receives her first kiss from Sam on the baseball field, the song "Don't Worry Baby" by The Beach Boys is played. While Josie and Sam are dancing, the song "Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" by The Smiths can be heard in the background; the song "Erase/Rewind" by The Cardigans is played, in the background, towards the end of the movie, at the prom night when the prom king and queen dance. The song "Watching the Wheels" by John Lennon appears in the movie. Kottonmouth Kings' "Suburban Life" plays when Josie pulls up to the school and her car backfires; the song "Peppyrock" by BTK is featured in the movie. South Glen High School was filmed at John Burroughs Middle School located in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles at 600 South McCadden Place Josie's childhood home is located at 368 North Ridgewood Place in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles.
Nana's coffee shop where Josie and Aldys have lunch is the Monrovia Coffee Company located at 425 South Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia, CA. The Tiki Post where Rob worked is now a Cold Stone Creamery located at 408 Sou
Cerina Vincent is an American actress and writer best known for playing Maya the Yellow Galaxy Ranger in the television series Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and Suzy Diaz in Stuck in the Middle, as well as her film appearances in Not Another Teen Movie, Cabin Fever, It Waits, Everybody Wants to Be Italian. She has written three books with Jodi Lipper, writes a regular column for The Huffington Post. Vincent was born on February 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada, to parents of Italian descent. Vincent loved to perform from an early age, encouraged by her mother, a dance instructor, she performed in a Christmas production at Diskin Elementary School, learning the lines for all the characters. She appeared in productions at the Rainbow Company Youth Theater, sponsored by the Cultural Affairs division of Las Vegas. In 1996, at the age of sixteen, Vincent won the Miss Nevada Teen USA title and competed at Miss Teen USA. Though she made it to the top 5, she failed to place at the pageant, held in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Vincent graduated from Durango High School in 1997, moved to Los Angeles, where she attended Marymount College on a scholarship. Between classes she went on auditions and landed several commercials and a role on USA High for the USA Network. In 1999, Vincent appeared in her first film role as a bratty teenager in the thriller Fear Runs Silent, starring Billy Dee Williams. Vincent's first major role as an actress was as the Yellow Galaxy Ranger Maya in the 1999 television series Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. Vincent recalled, "It was a great way to learn a lot and get a taste for this business on a small show like that, but for kids, it was cool to be a role model for kids."Following the success of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Vincent landed roles on MTV's Undressed, Son of the Beach, Malcolm in the Middle and Ally McBeal. She returned as Maya in the two-part Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue episode “Trakeena’s Revenge”, which saw the two teams of Rangers team up. In 2001, Vincent appeared in the feature film spoof Not Another Teen Movie as the foreign exchange student Areola who appears throughout the entire film nude.
The character was a spoof of Shannon Elizabeth's character Nadia in American Pie. Vincent found the role challenging, never having appeared nude in a film, or auditioned for a nude role. During the course of filming, she became more comfortable with the character. In a 2011 interview, Vincent commented on her experience performing nude for the first time: It's weird, it's hard because your body is your body and it's personal. It's easier to shoot that scene because everyone was professional and my character was ridiculous—I did many different accents in the movie, it was funny... it was a comedy. So, shooting the scenes was the easy part—with it being out there forever and and ever... that's more of a mental... it screws with your head a little bit and you question your decisions, but I don't have any regrets. In 2003, Vincent starred in the R-rated horror film Cabin Fever, which featured some of her most memorable film moments, including her "leg-shaving" scene and the "plane crash" seduction and sex scene.
The film included two sex scenes with two different characters. Fearing that she would be typecast into nude roles, Vincent was cautious about over-exposing herself in the film, which became a point of contention between her and director Eli Roth. Starting in 2004, Vincent appeared in a series of theatrical and television films, including Murder-Set-Pieces as the L. A. Girl, Intermedio as Gen, Conversations with Other Women as Sarah the Dancer. In 2005, she appeared in her first starring role in the film It Waits as forest ranger Danielle "Danny" St. Claire. In 2006, she appeared in The Surfer King as Tiffany, Seven Mummies as Lacy, the Sci-Fi Channel original movie Sasquatch Mountain as Erin Price, alongside Lance Henriksen. In 2007, she appeared in the television films Manchild and Wifey, as well as Return to House on Haunted Hill as Michelle, Everybody Wants to Be Italian as Marisa Costa. In 2008, she appeared in Toxic as Malvi, the independent film Just Add Water as The Mrs. and in Fashion Victim.
Vincent returned to television in 2005 with appearances on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Palmetto Pointe and Sex, Love & Secrets. Since she has worked on the series Bones, Two and a Half Men, Gary Unmarried, Zombie Family, Mike & Molly, in The Walking Dead. Vincent returned to films in 2012, appearing in Complacent as Myah Sanderson, Chasing Happiness as Andrea, played the title role in MoniKa, for which she was the executive producer. In 2013, Vincent appeared in The Thanksgiving House in the role of Ashleigh, produced and starred in the acclaimed horror short Skypemare which starred Annika Marks, Ryan Dillon, Adam J. Yeend. Vincent has a small role in the indie movie Broken Memories. From 2016 to 2018, Vincent played Suzy Diaz, mother to seven children on the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle; the series ran for three seasons. In November 2018, Vincent announced her pregnancy with her first child, a boy with her long time partner Mike Estes, her son Nicola Vincent "Nico" Apollo was born on February 4, 2019.
Vincent and her co-writer Jodi Lipper had written a regular column for The Huffington Post since 2007. The last post went up in 2016; the pair have authored three books: How to Eat Like a Hot Chick. New York: HarperCollins. 2008. ISBN 9780061560866. How to Love Like a Hot Chick. New York: HarperCollins. 2009. ISBN 9780061706448. Live Like a Hot Chick. New York: HarperCollins. 2010. ISBN 9780061959073. 7. Exclusive Q&A with Cerina Vincent from ‘Stuck
Cheerleading is an activity wherein the participants cheer for their team as a form of encouragement. It can range from chanting slogans to intense physical activity, it can be for competition. Competitive routines range anywhere from one to three minutes, contain components of tumbling, jumps and stunting. Cheerleading originated in the United States, remains predominantly in America, with an estimated 1.5 million participants in all-star cheerleading. The global presentation of cheerleading was led by the 1997 broadcast of ESPN's International cheerleading competition, the worldwide release of the 2000 film Bring It On. Due in part to this recent exposure, there are now an estimated 100,000 participants scattered around the globe in Australia, China, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom. Cheerleading began during the late 18th century with the rebellion of male students. After the American Revolutionary War, students experienced harsh treatment from teachers. In response to faculty's abuse, college students violently acted out.
The undergraduates began to riot, burn down buildings located on their college campuses, assault faculty members. As a more subtle way to gain independence, students invented and organized their own extracurricular activities outside their professors' control; this brought about American sports. In the 1860s, students from Great Britain began to cheer and chant in unison for their favorite athletes at sporting events. Soon, that gesture of support crossed overseas to America. On November 6, 1869, the United States witnessed its first intercollegiate football game, it took place between Princeton and Rutgers University, marked the day the original "Sis Boom Rah!" Cheer was shouted out by student fans. Organized cheerleading started as an all-male activity; as early as 1877, Princeton University had a "Princeton Cheer", documented in the February 22, 1877, March 12, 1880, November 4, 1881, issues of The Daily Princetonian. This cheer was yelled from the stands by students attending games, as well as by the athletes themselves.
The cheer, "Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! Tiger! S-s-s-t! Boom! A-h-h-h!" remains in use with slight modifications today, where it is now referred to as the "Locomotive". Princeton class of 1882 graduate Thomas Peebles moved to Minnesota in 1884, he transplanted the idea of organized crowds cheering at football games to the University of Minnesota. The term "Cheer Leader" had been used as early as 1897, with Princeton's football officials having named three students as Cheer Leaders: Thomas and Guerin from Princeton's classes of 1897, 1898, 1899 on October 26, 1897; these students would cheer for the team at football practices, special cheering sections were designated in the stands for the games themselves for both the home and visiting teams. It was not until 1898 that University of Minnesota student Johnny Campbell directed a crowd in cheering "Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!", making Campbell the first cheerleader. November 2, 1898 is the official birth date of organized cheerleading.
Soon after, the University of Minnesota organized a "yell leader" squad of six male students, who still use Campbell's original cheer today. In 1903, the first cheerleading fraternity, Gamma Sigma, was founded. In 1923, at the University of Minnesota, women were permitted to participate in cheerleading. However, it took time for other schools to follow. In the late 1920s, many school manuals and newspapers that were published still referred to cheerleaders as "chap," "fellow," and "man". Women cheerleaders were overlooked until the 1940s. In the 1940s, collegiate men were drafted for World War II, creating the opportunity for more women to make their way onto sporting event sidelines; as noted by Kieran Scott in Ultimate Cheerleading: "Girls took over for the first time." An overview written on behalf of cheerleading in 1955 explained that in larger schools, "occasionally boys as well as girls are included,", in smaller schools, "boys can find their place in the athletic program, cheerleading is to remain a feminine occupation."
During the 1950s, cheerleading in America increased in popularity. By the 1960s, some began to consider cheerleading a feminine extracurricular for boys, by the 1970s, girls cheered at public school games. However, this did not stop its growth. Cheerleading could be found at every school level across the country pee wee and youth leagues began to appear. In 1975, it was estimated by a man named Randy Neil that over 500,000 students participated in American cheerleading from grade school to the collegiate level, he approximated that ninety-five percent of cheerleaders within America were female. Since 1973, cheerleaders have started to attend female basketball and other all-female sports as well; as of 2005, overall statistics show around 97% of all modern cheerleading participants are female, although at the collegiate level, cheerleading is co-ed with about 50% of participants being male. In 1948, Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer, of Dallas, Texas, a former cheerleader at Southern Methodist University, formed the National Cheerleaders Association in order to hold clinics for cheerleading.
In 1949, The NCA held its first clinic in Huntsville, with 52 girls in attendance. Herkimer contributed many firsts to cheerleading: the founding of the Cheerleader & Danz Team cheerleading uniform supply company, inventing the herkie jump (where one leg is bent towards the ground as if kneeling and the other is o
Neal H. Moritz
Neal H. Moritz is an American film producer and executive at Sony Pictures, he is the founder of Original Film and most known for I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Am Legend and The Fast and the Furious franchise, the television shows Prison Break and The Big C. His films have earned more than $5 billion as of 2012. Neal H. Moritz was born in California, to Milton Moritz and Barbara, his paternal grandfather, Joseph Moritz, owned movie theaters in Pittsburgh and was an early investor in American International Pictures. Milton Moritz was born in Pittsburgh and moved to California after falling ill with rheumatic fever at age 8, when his doctor suggested the family move to a better climate, he was head of marketing at AIP and was CEO and president of the National Association of Theatre Owners of California/Nevada. Moritz is from a Jewish family. Moritz grew up in Westwood and graduated from UCLA, where he participated in a Semester at Sea program; when he came back, he gave away several backpacks.
He had so many requests for the backpacks that he and a friend began a company importing purses and bags from Taiwan. He sold the company to an investor, returned to school, he earned a master's degree from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television in 1985. He is a member of the school's Alumni Development Council; as of April 2017, Moritz has been married for 15 years and has two children, aged 17 and 14. One of his earliest movies was Juice with Tupac Shakur. Moritz has more than 70 films to his credit, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Urban Legend, Cruel Intentions, The Skulls, The Fast and the Furious franchise, Not Another Teen Movie, XXX, S. W. A. T. Evan Almighty, I Am Legend, Made of Total Recall and 21 Jump Street. Moritz is credited for Prison Break, he produced Cabin by the Lake, its sequel Return to Cabin by the Lake and The Glass House. In December 2011, Moritz announced plans to produce a reboot of the Starship Troopers film franchise. Starting in 2018, Moritz and Original Film began a first-look deal for Paramount Pictures starting Jan.
1, 2018, leaving his longtime home, Sony Pictures after 20+ years. However, he still maintains his overall deal at Sony Pictures Television. A month the rights for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie were transferred from Sony to Paramount, leaving most of the original staff intact. Neal H. Moritz on IMDb
Rudy is a 1993 American biographical sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles, it was the first film that the Notre Dame administration allowed to be shot on campus since Knute Rockne, All American in 1940. In 2005, Rudy was named one of the best 25 sports movies of the previous 25 years in two polls by ESPN, it was ranked the 54th-most inspiring film of all time in the "AFI 100 Years" series. The film was released on October 1993, by TriStar Pictures, it stars Sean Astin as the title character, along with Ned Beatty, Jason Miller and Charles S. Dutton; the script was written by Angelo Pizzo, who created Hoosiers, directed by Anspaugh. The film was shot in Indiana. In the late 1960s, Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger grows up in Joliet, dreaming of playing college football at Notre Dame. Though he achieves some success with his high school team at Joliet Catholic, he lacks the grades and money necessary to attend Notre Dame, as well as the talent and physical stature to play football for a major intercollegiate program.
After high school, Rudy takes a job at a local steel mill like his father, Daniel Sr. a Notre Dame fan, his two older brothers and John. When his best friend Pete, who supports his dream of playing football for Notre Dame, is killed in an explosion at the mill, Rudy decides to follow his dream of attending Notre Dame and playing for the Fighting Irish. In 1972, Rudy is not academically eligible for Notre Dame. With the help and sponsorship of a Notre Dame priest, Father Cavanaugh, Rudy enrolls at Holy Cross College, a nearby junior college, hoping to get good enough grades to qualify for a transfer, he approaches a Notre Dame stadium head groundskeeper named Fortune and volunteers to work on the field for free. Fortune offers a job at minimum wage. Homeless, Rudy sneaks in and out of Fortune's office at night through a window and sleeps on a cot. At first, Fortune is indifferent towards Rudy but provides him with blankets for the cot and a key of his own to the office, although Fortune denies it.
Rudy learns that Fortune has never seen a Notre Dame football game, despite having worked at the stadium for years. Rudy befriends D-Bob, a graduate student at Notre Dame and a teaching assistant at Rudy's junior college. D-Bob offers to tutor Rudy in exchange for help in meeting girls around the Holy Cross campus. After some time, suspecting an underlying cause to Rudy's previous academic problems, D-Bob has him tested, Rudy finds out that he has dyslexia. Rudy becomes a better student. During Christmas vacation, Rudy returns home to his family's appreciation of his college attendance and report card but is still mocked for his attempts at playing college football and loses his fiancée to his older brother John. After two years at Holy Cross and three rejections from Notre Dame, Rudy is admitted during his final semester of transfer eligibility, he goes home to tell his family, with his father announcing the news to his steel mill workers over the loudspeaker. Rudy decides to return to Notre Dame and attempt to make the football team as a walk-on.
Rudy soon persuades Fortune to promise to come see his first game if Rudy is permitted to suit up for one game. After "walking on" as a non-scholarship player for the football team and competing well, a strong-willed Rudy convinces head coach Ara Parseghian to give him a spot on the daily practice squad. Assistant coach Yonto warns the walk on players that thirty-five scholarship players will not make the "dress roster" of players who take the field during the games but at practices notices that Rudy exhibits more drive than many of the scholarship athletes. At season's end, Coach Parseghian agrees to Rudy's request to suit up for one home game in his senior year so his family and friends can see him as a member of the Notre Dame team. However, Parseghian retires as coach following the 1974 season and is replaced by a former NFL coach, Dan Devine. Coach Devine refuses to place him on the game day roster; when Rudy sees that he is not on the dress list for the team's next-to-last home game, he becomes distraught and quits the team.
Fortune chastises him for quitting the team. As they talk, Rudy learns that Fortune has seen his share of Notre Dame games, but not from the stands - he was on the team. Years earlier, Fortune had angrily left the team because he felt that he was not playing in games due to his skin color. Fortune reminds Rudy that he has nothing to prove to anyone but himself, that not a day will go by when he will not regret quitting. With that advice, Rudy returns to the team. In an attempt to get Devine to list Rudy on the game-day roster, led by team captain and All-American Roland Steele, the other Notre Dame seniors rise to Rudy's defense and lay their jerseys on Devine's desk, each requesting that Rudy should be allowed to dress in his place for the season's final game. In response, a reluctant Devine lets Rudy suit up for the next game against Georgia Tech. On game day, with Rudy's family and D-Bob in attendance, Steele invites Rudy to lead the team out of the tunnel onto the playing field. Fortune is there to see the Notre Dame -- Georgia Tech game.
As the game nears its end with Notre Dame winning 17–3, Devine sends all the seniors into the game but not Rudy, despite urging from Steele and the assistant coaches. That week at Notre Dame there had been a story about Rudy and his walk-on football career in the stude
Sam Huntington is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Josh Levison, a werewolf in the Syfy series Being Human, for his role as Jimmy Olsen in the superhero film Superman Returns. For its two seasons from September 2015 to April 2017, Huntington had a recurring role on the Fox series Rosewood, he played Mimi-Siku Cromwell in the Disney movie Jungle 2 Jungle. He played Ox in Not Another Teen Movie, he had a cameo in the December 2017 USA Network TV-film Psych: The Movie. Huntington was born in New Hampshire, his mother, Christine Stabile and operated the Black Box Theatre, where Huntington started his career. Huntington's great-uncle was actor Ralph Bellamy. Huntington's first role was in the 1996 television movie Harvest of Fire, which starred Lolita Davidovich, he appeared opposite Tim Allen in Disney's Jungle 2 Jungle the following year. He has appeared in films: Detroit Rock City, Not Another Teen Movie, Rolling Kansas, Freshman Orientation, In Enemy Hands and River's End.
He has guest starred in CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Law & Order, Veronica Mars. He was in the History Channel's documentary The States, when it covered New Hampshire. Huntington appeared in Bryan Singer's 2006 film Superman Returns as Jimmy Olsen, and starred in the 2009 film Fanboys. Huntington co-starred again with Brandon Routh in the live action film adaption of Dylan Dog: Dead of Night. In 2011, he was cast in the Syfy television series Being Human as a werewolf; the series lasted four 13-episode seasons, its final episode aired in April 2014. He served as a guest on the second season of the reality television game show Face Off. From autumn 2015 through spring 2017, Huntington appeared as the "special guest star" in his recurring role of quirky coroner Mitchie Mendelson on the Fox series Rosewood; the series was cancelled in May 2017 after two seasons. On December 7, 2017, Huntington appeared in the role of Sammy in USA Network's telefilm Psych: The Movie; the TV-movie is a sequel to the hit USA dramedy Psych, which starred James Roday and Dulé Hill, who reprise their original roles.
Psych ran for eight seasons on USA. Huntington married actress and producer Rachel Klein in 2006. Sam Huntington on IMDb Official website
Jawbreaker is a 1999 American black comedy film written and directed by Darren Stein. The film stars Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz as girls in an exclusive clique in their high school. Charlotte Ayanna has a non-speaking cameo role as the murdered leader of the group; the film was inspired by the 1988 film Heathers, is compared to it the plot involving a popular female clique, the ostensibly accidental killing of one of its members. Of his concept for the film, Stein has stated, "The jawbreaker just came to represent the duality of the poppy sweetness of the girls, of high school and of youth, versus the whole idea that this thing could break your jaw"; the film was released on February 19, 1999, was a critical and financial failure, although it has come to gain a cult following. Similarities have been drawn between the 2004 film Mean Girls. On the morning of her 17th birthday, high-school senior Liz Purr, the most popular girl in Reagan High, is kidnapped in her bed by three masked assailants, one of whom stuffs a jawbreaker into her mouth as a gag before she is placed in the trunk of a car.
The kidnappers turn out to be Liz's "friends"—Courtney and Julie—playing a cruel prank on her for her birthday, which they do annually. When the girls drive up to a diner to treat Liz to breakfast, they open the trunk and discover she is dead, having choked to death on the jawbreaker Courtney had used to gag her. Julie wants to go to the police. Courtney calls the school pretending to be Liz's mother and tells them Liz is ill and cannot attend school the three go to school as though nothing had happened. Fern Mayo, school outcast and fervent admirer of Liz Purr, is sent by the school principal, Miss Sherwood, to deliver Liz's homework at the end of the day, she stumbles upon the three girls at Liz's house trying to arrange her body in bed. Courtney tries to fabricate a story. Fern attempts to flee the house, but the girls catch her and Courtney buys her silence by accepting her into the clique, telling her to take Liz's place, despite Julie's protests. Courtney and Marcie give Fern a makeover, transforming her from plain and awkward to elegant and beautiful.
The transformation is so complete, Courtney introduces Fern as the beautiful exchange student "Vylette". Julie, overwhelmed by guilt at her part in Liz's death, breaks away from the clique, only to be reviled by Courtney and Marcie; as her popularity dissolves, she becomes a new target for contempt throughout the school. Her only real friend during this time is her boyfriend, a drama student named Zack; as Vylette's popularity soars, Julie watches in silence as Courtney spins an endless web of lies to cover up the murder and maintain her popularity. Julie threatens to go to the police and tell the truth, but Courtney retorts that she and now Vylette will claim Julie killed Liz if she attempts to expose them. To her disgust, Julie learns that, after they had returned Liz's corpse to her house, Courtney went out that same night and seduced a stranger at a sleazy bar and had sex with him in Liz's bed in order to frame him for the murder. Vylette becomes intoxicated with her new-found popularity.
Courtney orders Vylette to learn her place, but Vylette vows that if Courtney does not watch her step she will reveal the truth behind Liz's death. In response and Marcie post enlarged yearbook photos of Fern Mayo all over the school with the message "Who is Vylette" written on them, revealing Vylette's true identity and leaving her humiliated by the entire school. Julie forgives her for being corrupted by Courtney. Feeling no remorse for the lives she has destroyed, Courtney attends the senior prom with Liz's boyfriend, jock Dane Sanders. Meanwhile, Julie is at home going through a bag of Liz's belongings, she finds a recordable greeting card she was fiddling with when Courtney was faking Liz's death scene, on which Courtney's admission to the killing was inadvertently recorded. Armed with this evidence, Julie and Zack hurry to the prom; when Dane and Courtney are announced as Prom King and Queen, Zack sneaks backstage and broadcasts the card's message over the sound system. Disgusted, Dane abandons Courtney while Marcie hides under a table.
Horrified that her scheme has unraveled, Courtney races for the exit as the rest of the furious students pelt her with corsages and other projectiles, call her a murderer, ask "how could you," and make use of profanity. Julie snaps a picture of Courtney to immortalize the occasion; as Courtney's photo ends up in the yearbook, the film closes with one of Fern Mayo's quotes to Detective Vera Cruz: "This is high school, Detective Cruz. What is a friend, anyway?" Rose McGowan as Courtney Shayne Rebecca Gayheart as Julie Freeman Julie Benz as Marcie "Foxy" Fox Judy Greer as Fern "Vylette" Mayo Chad Christ as Zack Tartak Charlotte Ayanna as Elizabeth "Liz" Purr Ethan Erickson as Dane Sanders Pam Grier as Detective Vera Cruz Carol Kane as Ms. Sherwood Marilyn Manson as The Stranger Tatyana Ali as Brenda William Katt as Mr. Purr P. J. Soles as Mrs. Purr Jeff Conaway as Mr. Fox Director Darren Stein brought his script to executives at Columbia Tri-Star, who agreed to finance the film if he could cast either Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet or Rose McGowan.
The role of Julie went to Rachael Leigh Cook, replaced with Rebecca Gayheart because the producers felt she did not have the right chemistry with the two other actresses. Gayheart had auditioned for the roles of Marcie before she was selected for Julie. Marilyn Manson, dating McGowan, agreed to appear in a non-speaking cameo