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In Will Glucks movie Easy A an unnoticed high school girl learns that being the center of attention is not necessarily a good thing When Olive Penderghast Emma Stone tells her best friend a white lie about losing her virginity over the weekend she quickly learns how fast rumors travel around her school She eventually gets the reputation of a skank and decides to sarcastically embrace it instead of trying to stop the rumors The rumors get out of control and eventually Olive finds herself trying to convince her peers that everything said was untrue before the Christian fanatic of the school Marianne gets her expelledThis teenage comedy was successful because the setting worked perfectly with the plot The witty dialogue also had a lot to do with the accomplishments of this movie Without the perfectly picked setting well written plot line and amusing dialogue this movie would have undoubtedly failed in theatersThe movie is set in small town Ojai more specifically Ojai High School The entire film is based around rumors that get spread about Olive and what better place to have rumors spread than a high school In the very beginning of the movie Rhiannon Olives best friend drags her into the bathroom to ask her about her weekend When Olive does not want to tell her she spent her whole weekend memorizing a Natasha Bedingfield song Olive decides to say she lost her virginity to a boy who goes to a community college Marianne a strong Christian overhears this and as the leader of the schools church group she decides her next mission is to save Olive Marianne then spreads the gossip and less than a day later details of Olives fictitious cherry-popping are spread like wildfire throughout the schoolWhen this rumor gets out of hand Olive decides to talk to her friend Brandon about it and tells him what she really did that weekend Brandon then tells Olive how often he
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