A screenwriter turned director, Don Roos made his celebrated directorial debut with the 1998 The Opposite of Sex, a black comedy that provided hilarious and politically incorrect insights on the nature of love and sex from the point of view of a teen-from-hell anti-heroine (Christina Ricci). One of the year’s most acclaimed films, Roos described it as “a post-AIDS kind of tale from the late ’50s when there was the pill until AIDS there was a feeling that sex was careless and free and inconsequential and this movie has a different point of view.”
Born in New York on April 14, 1955, Roos first became involved with screenwriting while an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, where he took a screenwriting course. Following graduation, he moved to Hollywood in 1978 and spent the next eight years writing and producing for television. During a sabbatical he wrote the screenplay for Love Field, which was made into a 1991 film starring Michelle Pfeiffer in an Oscar-nominated performance… read more
Is it perfect? God no, but Don Roos creates delightfully dysfunctional characters that I was more than happy to spend some 100 odd minutes with. Christina Ricci is equal parts trashy and wise beyond her years in the role. Lisa Kudrow shows she's much more than Phoebe with her bitterness and biting wit. All in all, fun characters makes The Opposite of Sex worth looking into.