Cover of "The Opposite of Sex"

Cover of The Opposite of Sex

The teenaged girl acted by Christina Ricci in the 1998 Don Roos film, The Opposite of Sex, is unsavory and callow and makes a number of politically incorrect remarks about homosexuals (the impetus: her gay half-brother).  Despite this, the movie is every bit as pro-gay as it is pro-straight if pro-straight is a necessary designation.  What it so tritely and predictably scorns are evangelical Christians.  It pretends to understand homosexuality when in fact it is as ignorant as a stone, and about Christianity it is not ignorant so much as culpably blind.