Scandinavian DVD importers are strange people. They somehow feel that they have to change the original English title of American movies to make it sell better in the local market, and then manage to give them new titles in English! Hence my rental copy of It's a Boy Girl Thing is called He's the Girl!
The fact is, it could just as well have been called She's the Boy.
This is another comedy with strong transgender elements, although not in the same league as the previous TG comedy I presented: Transamerica.
This is a romantic comedy, a pink and bright blue chick flick, where the bodyswap theme is there to help the makers explore gender stereotypes in an admittedly funny way.
It is all there: the handsome high school working class football player, and the beautiful intelligent, Yale-bound, poetry lover, both struggling with difficult parents and airhead cheerleaders. Yes, there is a prom/homecoming scene, and even we who do not live in the US find it all so predictable.
That being said, I was pleasantly surprised. We are supposed to like chick flicks, remember?
Samaire Armstrong plays both Nell Bedworth and Woody Deane. So does Kevin Zegers. It is a long story. but I cant tell you that an Aztec god and shapeshifter is involved.
Here's the trailer:
And here's the accompanying video set to a song by Leann Rimes:
IMDB on It's a Boy Girl Thing
Official movie site (UK)
Wikipedia on It's a Boy Girl Thing
Buy It's a Boy Girl Thing online!