Sorority Boys

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Sorority Boys
Sorority boys.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Wallace Wolodarsky
Produced by Larry Brezner
Walter Hamada
Michael Fottrell
Written by Joe Jarvis
Greg Coolidge
Starring Barry Watson
Michael Rosenbaum
Harland Williams
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography Michael D. O'Shea
Editing by Richard Halsey
Studio Touchstone Pictures
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates
  • March 22, 2002 (2002-03-22)
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $12 million
Box office $12,517,488

Sorority Boys is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Wallace Wolodarsky, about a group of college guys who dress up as women to prove their innocence for a crime they did not commit.

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The story starts out with the regular lives of three friends—Dave (Barry Watson), Adam (Michael Rosenbaum), and Doofer (Harland Williams)—who are head of the Social Committee in a frat house called KOK (Kappa Omicron Kappa). The KOK are known for throwing heavy parties and socially discriminating against the members of the sorority DOG (Delta Omicron Gamma), who regularly protest the actions of the KOK. The three are then falsely accused of stealing money from the fraternity, which goes towards the end of the year "KOK-tail Cruise" at the end of the semester, which guarantees them a spot at a very high paying company no matter how low their IQ is. Dave and his friends are kicked out of the house as a result.

The three realize that the proof they need to prove their innocence is on a video tape still in the KOK house. In order to infiltrate the house, the three follow Doofer's plan of dressing up as women (however unattractive) to get inside. They are, however, unsuccessful as someone else has moved into their room, one that develops a crush on Adina (aka Adam). Then they are thrown out of the house when they are mistaken for being members of DOG.

Thrown onto the DOG doorstep, they are immediately accepted by the group for being "plus-size"d girls. Since there is free room and board to those who pledge for the first semester at DOG, they decide to pledge to hide out for a while. While the boys deal with the hardships of being women, they are subjugated to all kinds of abuse from a fellow sorority, the Tri-Pis (Pi Pi Pi). They also have to figure out a way of getting the tape back.

While Adina (aka Adam) tries to seduce a fellow KOK brother Jimmy to get the tape, Daisy (aka Dave) is falling for the DOG president Leah. Daisy (aka Dave) and Leah meet on the first night when Daisy gets up in the middle of the night to take a shower thinking he/she will be alone and can shower as a man. His/her relationship gets in the way of Adam/Adina's attempt to get the tape back. The DOG sisters end up on the KOK-Tail Cruise after they win the powder puff football game against the Tri Pis, which includes a ticket on the ship. While on the ship Dave/Daisy needs to get out of his/her dress so he can meet with John Kloss and get a job in his company. While he/she is going to get out of his/her dress, he/she walks by Leah who asks Daisy to dance with her.

During their dance, Leah tells Daisy that she knows it is hard for Daisy to accept a lesbian relationship and she says it is hard for her too, but she is willing to commit if Daisy is. They start kissing before Daisy tells Leah that she has decided to move back to Minnesota. Soon after, the guys' true identity is revealed to the KOKs and DOGs, but they reiterate that they did not steal the money. With the tape having been recovered, it shows the perpetrator to be the KOK president, Spence, and he is punished. The DOGs finally get revenge on the Tri-Pis as well as the boys (except for Dave) get reinstated into KOK. Dave makes things up with Leah as Dave and not Daisy, and the KOK fraternity try to become better men. Adam is instated as president, and many of the KOK guys begin dating the DOG girls while the cruel Tri-Pis are still left floating out on the ocean in a raft they were put on when the DOG girls kicked them off the KOK cruise.[1]

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Reception[edit]

Sorority Boys currently holds a 13% 'Rotten' rating from 63 reviews on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus "A sloppy fratboy movie, Sorority Boys offers up a parade of gross-out gags and sex jokes, while insulting and ogling women."[2]

The film barely made back its $12 million budget, grossing a worldwide total of $12,517,488.[3]

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