She also propositions a hot classmate (Sumpter) about losing her virginity, partly because this is in her master plan and partly to annoy his mean-girl girlfriend (Mc Cook), and he doesn't refuse.
Meanwhile, her mother (Lords) makes it clear that she doesn't like Pauline, treating her husband (Bart) like dirt while doting on Grace.
Do gooders: Teri and Emerson, seen here in January, have been bonding since they worked together to launch her sky-rocketing charitable website,
Reachandsafe.com, which has gained major recognition In January, she also launched a brand new project called Interviews with Artists, which helped raised the ,000 needed to open the playrooms at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital for an entire year.
All while writer-director Bates gleefully keeps us off-balance with a shifting mix of broad comedy and growing horror.
It's also a deranged coming-of-age tale about Pauline (Mc Cord), a teen outcast who delusionally believes that she is destined to be a great surgeon.
The film's opening scenes are like a Todd Solondz movie, with grotesque characters saying staggeringly rude things to each other.
And as events unfold, each person develops some complexity that makes them intriguing.
There's an element of parody to this jet-black comedy, but the film is so creepy that it gets under our skin.And even if it feels a bit ridiculous, the story challenges us with an exploration of bullying and social pressure that's deeply unsettling.