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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Synopsis: Thirty-three high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, check each others privilege, grandstand their own social group, label each other bigots, and as a result of their similar crazy behavior discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Beyond being in the same class at San Francisco High School in San Francisco, California, this smorgasbord of students have little in common, and with the exception of Sergei and Larry, do not associate with each other in school. In the simplest and in their own terms, Ariella is a Jewish American princess, Chun Li a Chinese, Antoine an athlete, Jesus a criminal, Hector a brain, Allison a basket case, Seth a self-loathing Jew, Jesse a snowflake, Marcus a homosexual, Harry a sexual deviant, Helga a punk rocker, Larry a computer nerd, Ashley a transgender male, Pocahontas a Native American, Anna a lesbian, Jim Bob a redneck, Dwight a drag queen, Lysol a black rapper, Yoshi a ninja, Nail a goth, Sergei an atheist, Rosie an obese, Donald a physically deformed, Akshay an Indian, Abdul a Muslim, Gary a Neo-Nazi, James a drug addict, Josh a emo, Lil Big a black supremacist, Abu a weakling, Max a satanist, Jane a feminist, and Ludwig a Brony.
But one thing they do have in common is a nine hour detention in the school library together on Saturday, March 24, 2016, under the direction of Mr. Vernon, supervising from his office across the hall. Each is required to write a minimum one thousand word essay during that time about who they think they are. At the beginning of those nine hours, each, if they were indeed planning on writing that essay, would probably write something close to what the world sees of them, and what they have been brainwashed into believing of themselves. But based on their adventures during that nine hours, they may come to a different opinion of themselves and the other thirty-two.
Roberto Ortega Menendez, Chelsea Clinton (as the estranged mother), Jazz Jennings, Justin Bieber, Cynthia L. Nakashima, Jennifer Lawrence, Towkio, Emma Watson, Lorde, Maxo Kream, Milo Yiannopoulos (as the principal), Emily Ratajkowski, Hari Nef, Natalie Villalobos, Valentijn De Hingh, Kevin Abstract, Jenna Talackova, Isis King, Lea T, Fallon Fox, Andreja Pejić, Natalie Portman (as the cafetria lady), Jake Gyllenhaal (as the janitor), Marissa Mayer, Kendall Jenner, Ling Zeng, Laverne Cox, Claire-Therese Fedewa, Janice Rumschlag, Ivanka Trump (as the school nurse), Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, Chanavong Nhao, Johanna Shelton, Dyana Wong, Erica Baker, Ashley Tessier, Stephanie Schnorbus and Ariana Tortorici
RATED NC-13 (Straight white males not admitted without personal body guards)
WINNER: 2016 Sundance Film Festival
originally posted by: theantediluvian
it would probably be a massive disappointment as it's really hard to capture that 80's sense of wonder/amazement/adventure apparently.