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A 2001 Affectionate Parody that attempted to do for High School movies what Scary Movie did for horror. It shared some of the same creators (none of whom were Seltzer and Friedberg).

The basic plot was taken from She's All That, but it also parodied American Pie, Can't Hardly Wait, The Breakfast Club and dozens of others. Including a parody of the Heath Ledger singing scene from 10 Things I Hate About You that leads to the Pretty Ugly Girl being tasered.

Opinion is more than a little divided on Not Another Teen Movie. The critics absolutely hated it, but a lot of fans think it is the funniest and cleverest spoof since The Naked Gun.

Tropes used in Not Another Teen Movie include:


  • Actor Allusion: Paul Gleason.
    • Also Lacey Chabert playing a parody of Jennifer Love Hewitt's character in Can't Hardly Wait. Chabert and Hewitt both starred on Party of Five.
    • The chilling of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Melissa Joan Heart in the scene after she made her cameo
    • Ron Lester, who basically plays the exact same character he was in Varsity Blues (like Gleason above).
    • Molly Ringwald as the Flight Attendant. Her lines are coated in irony, at one time even saying "Fucking Teenagers" and scoffing. At one point Jake quotes Pretty in Pink to Janey, to which Janey asks "Are you sure?" and Ringwald replies "Pretty sure".
  • Affectionate Parody
  • Alpha Bitch: Priscilla
  • Big Game: Parodied, of course.
  • Big Man on Campus: Jake
  • Big No
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: Jake's family: his dad wants him to go to the same college as him and have the same job as he, his mom is willing to sleep with him to complete the illusion, and his sister is endlessly trying to have sex with him. At first, it seems as thought they are spoofing Cruel Intentions and that they are Not Blood Siblings until she afirms "only [related] by blood".
  • Billing Displacement: On the original poster and the video box, only Mia Kirshner (Jake's sister), Jamie Pressley (Priscilla), and Randy Quaid (Janey's dad) received billing.
  • Bowdlerise: The network TV version turns "fuck my brother" into "find a lover."
  • Black Best Friend: Malik, who lampshades the trope.
  • Brick Joke: The conjoined twins really do make up one decent chick... they wind up becoming Prom Queens.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: Parodying the Flirty Stepsiblings from Cruel Intentions, Katherine makes a determined effort to try to sleep with her biological brother ("Only by blood." is her rationalization when he points out the consanguinity). The brother is appropriately grossed out, and never goes along with her intentions.

 Katherine: So what if we have the same mother?/Tonight I'm gonna fuck my brother!

  • Butt Monkey: Poor, sweet Ricky. He tells Janey that he's in love with her to her face, only for her to completely ignore him. Ends up broken and battered trying to beat the Big Man on Campus to the Airport, as he gets hit by a couple dozen cars. Ends up starting the Slow Clap... which gets him beaten up again.
  • The Cameo: Molly Ringwald, Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Patrick Thomas.
    • Joan Hart's in particular can be seen as a parody of Sarah Michelle Gellar's cameo in She's All That.
  • Catch Phrase. The Token Minority lampshades this: "I'm just supposed to smile, and stay out of the conversation, and say things like 'Damn!', 'Shit!' and 'That is whack!'"
    • Later, there is this brilliant exchange:

 Token Black Guy: *clears throat*

Other Black Guy: what?

TBG: I'm supposed to be the only black guy at this party.

OBG: Damn...

TBG: Yeah...

OBG: Shit!

TBG: I know—

Both: It's whack!

OBG: *leaves*

 "That made me sad in pants."

    • The scene of Jake's sister, Catherine, frenching with an old woman.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Areola is a parodic example.
  • Foreign Fanservice: Parodied with Areola, who spends most of her scenes completely naked.
  • Fun with Subtitles: Whenever Aerola is naked and speaking, the subtitles avoid covering her 'assets'.
  • Funny Foreigner: Areola - Who has her accent change every line, and who dodges the question of what country she's from in a deleted scene.
  • Girl-On-Girl Is Hot: Subverted in the scene where Catherine frenches an old woman, which is made repulsive.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: This plus taking her hair out of a ponytail is all Janey needs to be revealed as Beautiful All Along.
  • High School
    • The schools' bulletin board reads: "Monday - Introduction", "Wednesday - Preston's Party", "Friday - Homecoming Game", "Saturday - Prom".
  • High School Sweethearts: Lampshaded.
  • Hollywood Homely: Parodied In-Universe. Jake, the popular jock, has to make Janey beautiful because... you know, she's hideous! Just look at the glasses! And her ponytail!!!
    • Don't forget the paint-covered overalls!
    • And this in comparison to the following: A) an Albino guitarist ("any chick with a guitar is hot!"), B) a hunchback ("So baby's got a little back... hunch, that is. Way too easy!"), and C) twins that are conjoined at the temple ("...combined, those two make up a pretty decent chick.")
  • Informed Ability: Janey's "artistic talent" is essentially just drawing kindergarden-level stick figures.
  • Informed Flaw: See the Hollywood Homely entry. Played for Laughs.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl/Foreign Fanservice: Areola. Lampshaded, of course.

 "I am here to be object of lust for poor nerds who can't get American pussy!"

 Malik: I am the token black guy. I'm just supposed to smile and stay out of the conversation and say things like: "Damn," "Shit," and "That is WACK!"

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