EASY A (2010)
Easy A || Olive lies to her best friend Rhiannon Abernathy (Aly Michalka) about going on a date in order to get out of camping with Rhiannon’s hippie parents. Instead, she hangs around the house all weekend listening to Natasha Bedingfield’s “Pocketful of Sunshine”, which is played by a musical greeting card from her grandmother. She becomes addicted to the song so much that she even goes as far as setting it as her ringtone on her cellphone.
The following Monday, pressed by Rhiannon, Olive lies about losing her virginity to a college boy. Marianne Bryant (Amanda Bynes), a girl with a devout Christian faith whom Olive considers to be prissy, overhears her telling the lie and soon it spreads like wildfire. The school’s church group run by Marianne decides Olive will be their next project. Olive confides the truth to her friend Brandon (Dan Byrd), and he understands because others bully him because of his homosexuality. He later asks Olive to pretend to sleep with him so that he will be accepted by everyone as a “straight stud”.
Olive agrees to help him and they pretend to have sex at a party. After a fight with Rhiannon over her new identity as a “dirty skank”. Olive decides to counteract the harassment by embracing her new image as the school tramp. She begins to wear more provocative clothing and, inspired by The Scarlet Letter (which her literature class is currently studying). Stitches a red “A” onto everything. Boys who usually have had no luck with girls in the past now beg Olive to increase their popularity by saying they have had sex with her, in exchange for gift cards to various stores. This in turn increases her reputation.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Actors: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes
Directors: Will Gluck
Production: Screen Gems, Olive Bridge Entertainment
Duration: 92 Menit
Release Date: 16 September 2010