‘Easy A’ (Olive): “Is chivalry dead?”

EASY A by Bert V. Royal

From: Movie

Type: Comedic

Character: Olive Penderghast, a high school student who has lied about losing her virginity to a college boy.

Gender: Female

Age Range: Late Teens

Summary: Olive wants her life to be like one from a teen movie.

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OLIVE: Is chivalry dead? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window.  I want to ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey.  I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. And I want Judd Nelson walking across the school parking lot thrusting his hand into the air ’cause he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like a John Hughes movie. Sure everything starts out a mess but it always ends up great and hopeful and awesome with a big scene where the main character puts on a huge display of out-of-character-ness in front of the whole world and wins the day. But no.  John Hughes didn’t direct my life. So I get to save two fifty on a bottle of Juniper Breeze Antibacteria Gel. Maybe chivalry isn’t dead, but it’s in a coma and the prognosis isn’t good.

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