11 'Easy A' Moments That Happened To Everyone In High School
Because Olive Penderghast isn't the only one who lied about her virginity...
Easy A is one of our all-time favourite high school movies.
It probably helps that it references classic John Hughes films from the '80s, like The Breakfast Club and Say Anything, but it's massively down to lol-a-minute leading lady Emma Stone.
Re-watching Easy A in honour of Emma's 27th birthday on November 6th, we noticed that actually, there were a lot of things that happened to Olive Penderghast that we had to deal with in high school too. Like...
1. Pretending not to be a virgin
Or, in our case, pretending we had actually kissed a guy. We were late bloomers and we're not ashamed to admit it (now).
2. Battling mean girls
Amanda Bynes' bitchy character is just made all the more funny when you knew people like her IRL. Which, of course, we all did – but where are the Queen Bees now? Exactly.
3. Sticking up for our mates, only to have it backfire on us
Olive pretended she had sex with Brandon so people wouldn't find out he was gay. We pretended to be our pal's mum and phoned in sick to the head teacher for her. Olive got labelled a slut. We got detention :(
4. Falling out with our other mates for really stupid reasons
Like the fact they wouldn't pretend to be our mum and phone in sick for us.
5. Getting waaaaay too into one of our book assignments
For us it was Macbeth – we felt so smart when we quoted Shakespeare. Olive, meanwhile, embraced her faux sex-crazy persona with a little help from The Scarlet Letter. We're really glad we didn't take things *quite* as far as her.
6. Having a really sweet friend who was actually in love with us
That didn't happen to you? Ok, this is awkward. Moving on...
7. Performing a musical number we lived to regret
Be it in the annual talent show, Christmas play or just to prove a point, we've all been there.
8. Getting one song stuck in our head for an entire term
“I GOT A POCKETFULLA, POCKETFULLA SUNSHINE”. Enough said.
9. Finding out things about our parents we never wanted to know
Once you get past a certain age, your 'rents sometimes mistake you for friends rather than children, and it gets hella awkward.
10. Eating ALL OF THE FOOD
We were constantly hungry, but it didn't matter, because we had a lightening speed metabolism and gym class five times a week. There's still a part of us that wonders what all those vending machine lunches did to our insides.
Yup, sometimes it felt like we were never going to get out alive, but navigating the rumours, the drama and actual lessons was all worth it when we got to uni. It's much better for your social life and self-esteem.