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Confessions of a teenage drama queen - Lindsay Lohan, Alison Pill, Adam Garcia, Sara Sugarman

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Movie propaganda

So much drama, so little time.

When a New York City teenager from Greenwich Village, Lola (Lindsay Lohan), is forced to move to the New Jersey suburb of Dellwood, she finds that in her new school, there is another girl, Carla Santini (Megan Fox), who already has claim to the title of most popular girl that Lola had at her old school. Aiming to oust Carla from her reign, Lola sets her sights on nabbing the lead role in the next big school play (Pygmalion), in which Carla also hopes to star. As the two girls engage in a war for popularity, Carla lashes back at Lola by obtaining tickets to the sold-out farewell concert of Lola's favourite band. Can Lola somehow sneak into the concert and quell Carla's latest scheme, and at the same time meet the band's English lead singer, Stu Wolff (Adam Garcia), on whom she has such a crush?

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy teen high school drama queen bitch social standing friendships relationships gossip

Persons of interest

  • Lindsay Lohan .... Lola
  • Alison Pill .... Ella Gerard
  • Barbara Mamabolo .... Robin
  • Megan Fox .... Carla Santini
  • Adam Garcia .... Stu Wolff
  • Kyle Kassardjian .... Andy
  • Adam MacDonald .... Steve Maya
  • Eli Marienthal .... Sam Creek
  • Dyan Sheldon .... Author
  • Gail Parent .... Screenwriter
  • Sara Sugarman .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Unfortunately, Confessions of a teenage drama queen is not about a drama queen as much as it is about a teenager's confessions.

To a drama queen, EVERYTHING is a DRAMA. She does not sigh, she screams. She does not mope, she wails. She does not think, she acts. She is never subtle. Understated is not in her wardrobe. She is the exact opposite of Placid Lake.


Confessions of a teenage drama queen is a bland, middle-class, white bread teen film that barely manages to achieve a PG rating. The princess diaries is more on the edge and that is rated G. For a look at some real teen life, see Thirteen.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Languages: English, French, Portuguese
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features:
    • Commentary
    • Deleted scenes: Eliza's fantasy
    • Documentary: Confessions from the set
    • Music video: Lindsay Lohan - That girl
  • Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, English captions, English closed captions, Estonian, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Security censorship classification

PG (Mature themes)

Surveillance time

90 minutes (1:30 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 8 April 2004
DVD rental: 29 September 2004
DVD retail: 16 March 2005

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Director's statement

I was a teenage Drama Queen! In every sense. I was a teenage actress in London but in my mind I was a Superstar! (Delusional, I know.)

So, needless to say, when this script arrived on my doorstep I shouted out, "This is mine!" I'd always wanted to make a film that was for teenagers - a movie for every 14-year-old girl out there who's had to go to a new school with a zit on her chin and deal with extremely complex high school relationships. This was a teenage film where kids pay attention to clothes and music and "stuff". I loved that challenge, because while I love clothes, Lindsay is a clothes horse - she looks a lot better in clothes than I ever did.

And! You can't imagine what a dream it was for me to come from Wales and make a film in a place called "Hollywood." (I had no idea we'd actually end up shooting it in Canada.) It was and is an awesome adventure.

I thought the script had a warmth and depth and charm that most teen scripts don't have. It was more substantial than the average "teen chick" film.

I got the pick of every young actress on the East and West coast. There's so much talent out there - but Lindsay shined. It amazes me that someone can act, sing and dance - all in a pair of size 6 hipsters.

My first studio movie - I still get a buzz driving onto the lot each day. And at an early screening, I discovered one of life's great pleasures is being in a cinema, hearing kids laugh at your film.


Sara Sugarman

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