“Easy A” is a dramatic comedy loosely based on the classic novel “The Scarlet Letter” directed by Will Gluck with the screenplay by Bert V. Royal. The movie follows the adventure of one high school teenage girl who becomes the subject of gossip after a little white lie about losing her virginity starts circulating around her school.
High school can be brutal if you are not popular, and being a clean cut high school girl is just not enough and Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) might as well on another planet, because everyone treats her like she’s invisible.
Olive does have one friend, Brandon (Dan Byrd) but now that he has told her that he is gay, Olive doesn’t know how things are going to work out; until Brandon convinces her that what he needs is something that will get him noticed-a fling with a girl. So Olive and Brandon go through the motions with a lot of sound effects, and everyone thinks that they went “all the way” when they didn’t.
Now that her reputation is in the toilet, everyone knows who Olive is and things begin to get really hilarious; the girls are giving her the cold shoulder, but the guys are doing everything they can to get close to her. The scandal reaches epic proportions and the school principal Mr. Gibbons (Malcolm McDowell) and two of Olive’s teachers Mr. Griffith (Thomas Haden Church) and his wife (Lisa Kudrow) are at a loss about what to do.
Finally after Olive sees that the rumors aren’t fading away, she decides that it’s time to take a more aggressive approach and use the attention to her financial advantage. But Olive begins to understand the situation better when her mother Rosemary Penderghast (Patricia Clarkson) reveals her history and her father Dill Penderghast (Stanley Tucci) begins to realize that his daughter is growing up.
It seems that having a bad reputation is better than having none at all and as Olive learns how to put on a brave face and flaunt her new found popularity the antics of the snubbed former “IT” girls become outrageously funny. From a sit-in protest to a meeting of the “moral majority” in the school, everyone is trying to find a way to get Olive expelled from the school because of the rumor.
Olive learns plenty of life lessons from her experience, but finds out that it can also be a lot of fun being “the bad girl.”