Full disclosure: I have not read the Fifty Shades of Grey books (although I did read part of the first one when it was still Twilight fan fiction). I have read Jenny Trout’s extremely detailed recaps, however, so I feel I am pretty knowledgable about the books. Yes, Jenny’s recaps are biased, as most recaps are, but she provides a significant amount of textual evidence for her conclusions, and I suspect I would have largely agreed with her anyway.
So Geek Charming is one of those terribad teen movies I just cannot resist: shamelessly derivative, shamelessly trite, and shamelessly cheesy. I heard it was based off a novel, which I have never read and basically know nothing about. I do know, however, that the movie changed the ending, and people seem to be glad of it, since the original ending sucked. Like HP epilogue style.
Geek Charming is listed as a comedy, but one of the funniest bits is actually its imdb summary:
Dylan Shoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Los Angeles Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog, self-professed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan’s bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool.
Really, how can I top that? Pure gold right there.