"Just One of the Guys" is very much an 80s teen movie, about surviving high school, relationships, and growing up. Only this time, there is a bit of a “Tootsie” type of twist. Well not just a bit, the movie is all about gender bending.
Joyce Hyser stars as our leading lady Terry who transforms herself into a boy modeled after her brother. Terry is a popular teenager at
Along the way she deals with all the stuff that you would imagine one would deal with. She must defend herself from both the high school bully and a potential girlfriend, all while using the boys bathroom and attempting to hide the fact that she’s actually a girl (which her brother helps her with, comically teaching her how to properly scratch herself in public.) She befriends another outsider at her new school named Rick, and the plot twists when she realizes she actually likes him as more than a friend. As would be predicted by anyone familiar with teen cinema, the film climaxes at, of course, the high school prom where Terry reveals her feelings for Rick (and proves that she’s actually a woman by flashing him.)