About Easy A
Award-winning teen comedy film "Easy A" was a resounding success following its release in 2010 in the USA. Starring American actress Emma Stone in the lead role, "Easy A" is all about school life for teenagers in the United States, with themes such as lying, losing your virginity, promiscuity, popularity, reputation, and teenage identity. Supporting actors include Amanda Bynes and Penn Badgley, and "Easy A" was directed by Will Gluck and written by Bert V. Royal. Will Gluck drew on the film "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" for inspiration, paying several homages to the popular 1986 comedy throughout "Easy A". Bert Royal claimed to have written the majority of the screenplay for "Easy A" in less than a week. Based in Ojai Valley, California, the main character of "Easy A", Olive Penderghast, finds herself lying to her best friend about losing her virginity to a college student over the weekend. Olive’s careless fib slowly develops into a tangled web of deception, where she gains a reputation as a “dirty skank”. Simultaneously studying Hester Prynne’s "The Scarlet Letter", upon which the film is loosely based, Olive embraces her status and chooses to dress provocatively. She begins to experience significant financial and social gain in the process. After a series of unfortunate circumstances, Olive decides to come clean to the world by way of a webcam broadcast. "Easy A" enjoyed box office success, with earnings exceeding $70 million. Natasha Bedingfield’s song “A Pocket Full of Sunshine” also received exposure throughout the film as Olive Penderghast plays it on repeat and refers to the song several times thereafter. "Easy A" was filmed in its entirety in Ojai, using local houses and buildings.