After this turmoil, Hopper and Fonda decided to assemble a proper crew for the rest of the film. The motorcycles for the film, based on and , were designed and built by two builders — and — following ideas of Peter Fonda, and handled by Tex Hall and during shooting. Bright, beautiful Olive, speaking straight to the camera, tells us she's about to clear up the details of her assumed sluttery. The group's harassment disguised as concern comes to head at an English class run by Mr. I hesitate to generalize, but I suspect such a thing is not unheard of in East Ojai and elsewhere. To get everything finally in the open, she does a song and dance number at a pep rally and pretends that she will be doing a sex show via web cam with Todd.
Griffith and his estranged wife , the guidance counselor, who become entangled in embarrassments. Wyatt then rides down the road toward the pickup as it makes a u-turn. Olive is under the presumption that Anson is making her an offer, but Anson corrects her as he wants to actually have sex with her. Although appears only as a supporting actor and in the last half of the film, the standout performance signaled his arrival as a movie star, along with his subsequent film in which he had the lead role. As a result she embraces her new identity as a supposed promiscuous girl and starts dressing provocatively. The film appears at number 88 on the 's list of.
Not all great films are complicated, convoluted and stuffed with details, characters and visual grandiose. Taking prostitutes Karen and Mary with them, Wyatt and Billy wander the parade-filled streets of the Mardi Gras celebration. By allowing word to get out that she and Brandon have shared blissful congress, she is able to bring an end to the bullying hard to believe no one in East Ojai has heard of a gay and a straight having sex, but this Ojai is one created specifically for the convenience of a movie comedy, and people believe what the plot requires them to believe. At one point he entered into a physical confrontation with photographer , who was one of the camera operators for the shoot. Later at home, Olive is with her parents and her adopted brother.
Griffith to make her come clean, she refuses to and uses her authority as an adult to make it clear Olive won't be believed over her. The class happens to be reading The Scarlet Letter, a novel about adultery and shame. And in between its smart jokes and thoughtful subtext, Easy A also has a big heart. Pitzer also pursued legal action against and in order to block them from reclaiming the rights to the film. Todd tells her that he doesn't believe the rumor mill and thinks she's actually great.
They continue to New Orleans and find a George had told them about. At the request of and , was brought in to edit the film into its current form, while Schneider purchased Hopper a trip to Taos so he would not interfere with the recut. With the exception of her boundary-less, steamroller of a best friend—the product of patchouli-eating, nudist parents—Olive's pretty resigned to spending hours in her room and logging some occasional quality time with her parents. That seems safe; nobody in school would know him. Torn was replaced by Jack Nicholson, whom Hopper had recently appeared with in along with another Easy Rider co-star, Toni Basil. Who knew Hawthorne could be this hilarious? The major studios realized that money could be made from low-budget films made by directors.
As they camp that night, Wyatt and Billy introduce George to. The next day at school, there's Olive—buhwha? She begins to wear more provocative clothing and stitches a red 'A' to everything she wears. Olive proceeds to go to the boys that propositioned her and tells them to fess up but most deny it, or in the case of Brandon who comes out to his parents, leave town altogether. Sassy, funny, and thoroughly likeable, she makes Easy A an easy sell. For one, cutter Donn Cambern edited the footage much more closely to what were only meant as temporary tracks than was customary at the time, which led to everyone involved finding them much more suited to the material than they had originally thought.
A teacher talks about having sex with a student who's of age. Keeping the Western theme, Wyatt was named after and Billy after. There, they befriend lawyer George Hanson , who has spent the night in jail after overindulging in alcohol. The restaurant scenes with Fonda, Hopper, and Nicholson were shot in. Brandon comes over later and propositions Olive; she'll pretend to sleep with him and make him appear straight, when in reality everyone knows he's gay. One of the locations was. A girl as interesting as Olive deserves a as a counterpart.
She eventually embraces this reputation by wearing a red A for adulterer like Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. Distraught, Olive deserts Anson and meets up with her childhood friend Todd. In actuality as the whole movie has been an extended flashback she confesses what she has done. Labeled promiscuous after she tells a white lie and, later, exacerbates that lie with another, she quickly loses control of the situation though, because this is a movie, she manages to cope with poise and wit. Real drugs were used in scenes showing the use of marijuana and other substances.