She portrays Padgett, a hyper-femme straight lady with a very androgynous name who does something
terrible but for a good cause.
Padgett’s education fund is reliant on the support of her influencers.
(Kourtney Kardashian appears as the
founder of the business that supports her in a comically forced appearance.) Padgett loses thousands of
followers, her reputation, and the promise of attending an expensive university after her blowhard
boyfriend Jordan (Peyton Meyer) cheats on her and Padgett is seen on her live Instagram feed hurling
baked goods at him and his side piece in retribution. So she makes a wager with her shady buddy, Alden
(Madison Pettis), another hyper-femme straight lady with an ambiguous name: Padgett will makeover
some loser man and he’ll be prom king, or else. Her sponsor agrees that if she succeeds, she would have
her contract back, as well as her education money.
Of course, the guy they choose is already appealing: Cameron Kweller is portrayed by Tanner Buchanan of
Cobra Kai, who wears a terrible wig and has an impossible five-o’clock shadow. Cameron is a gloomy,
antisocial photographer who is smarter than any of his classmates. Nisha (a hilarious and expressive Annie
Jacob), his lesbian closest friend, just wants him to loosen up, dude.
Because I was the gay girl at school who was friends with the sad straight guys, I’m already prejudiced
towards these characters.
However, Buchanan and Jacob (together with Isabella Coletti, who plays Cameron’s younger sister Brin)
carry the film, for the most part, filling in the spaces that Rae’s glittering, empty grins leave.
There’s nothing about her sultry beauty that suggests Cameron would be won over by her profound soul.
Padgett can name drop Ansel Adams and is, um, a decent singer and peppy dancer, dazzling this indie
freak she must quickly convert into a dashing dime piece, as the authors attempt to put it in the
Rae, on the other hand, does not sell the weak characterisation with a captivating performance.
She portrays charm in a static manner rather than the genuine, dynamic, unmistakable thing.
Unintentionally, the video serves as a case for employing some (much better) kind of gatekeeping to
discover a talent for commercial films, rather than allowing the most followers to win.
Disney and Nickelodeon stars.
for example, who got their start in show business by hustling as kids, tend
to emerge as terrifyingly charming and talented performers as a result of their ordeal.
I could go on and on with names like Ariana Grande, Kenan Thompson, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Keke
Palmer, Zendaya, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake.
These are entertainment powerhouses with real skills, not just commercially successful actors and singers
with large social media followings.
Amanda Bynes’ excellent timing and physical humour enhanced many post-All She’s That adolescent
films, from What a Girl Wants to She’s the Man to Easy A. Grande isn’t only a great singer; she’s also a
master of impersonations—Legally Blonde and White Lotus actress Jennifer Coolidge is a fan—and Kieron
Culkin and Anna Paquin, both former child stars, were included in minor supporting parts in She’s All
That. It’s easy to see how talented they are.
We may be critical of the deplorable conditions in which these actors were forced to work as children
without disputing that the studios were correct in elevating them.
In fact, Rachel Leigh Cook, who starred in She’s All That, appears in the adaptation as Padgett’s mother, a
a diligent nurse who is suitably perplexed by, though sympathetic to, her daughter’s predicament.
Cook is excellent in this role, making an underdeveloped minor character more interesting than the major
She demonstrates how to elevate the frivolous material that dominates most adolescent movies Most of these films are unlikely to achieve the heights of Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, Peyton Reed and Jessica Bendiger’s Bring It On, or Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith’s 10 Things I Hate About You.
However, it hoped that talented performers would breathe new life into old formulae Rae has yet to prove herself as an acting talent, despite having a magnetic pull on social media that I, an old person by Gen Z standards, can’t fully understand.