Jonathan Silverman and Alyssa Milano star in LITTLE SISTER, an amusing story of cross-dressing and college life.
Freshman Robert (Silverman), anxious to follow in his alumnus father's footsteps, joins the college fraternity. But to become an official member, he must infiltrate the campus sorority house, Zeta Alpha Zeta, and steal an old painting of the sorority's founding sisters. Donning a wig, high heels,
etc. and an English accent, Robert assumes the persona of "Roberta" and is let into Zeta Alpha Zeta. But as he's about to make off with the coveted painting, he decides to join the sorority for real in order to get close to coed Diana (Milano). And, of course, Diana becomes his "big sister."
During his stint as Roberta, Robert decides he likes being a sorority sister better than a frat brother. The Zeta girls seem to be very supportive of each other, whereas the frat boys take pleasure in silly rituals which humiliate the pledges. Also, Robert is able to hear firsthand how women feel
about men, which enables him to expose Diana's boyfriend Darry (Jerry Gideon) for the jerk that he really is. At the film's close, Roberta, who has been nominated as the "Queen of Greek Week," reveals herself to be Robert during a speech. And, not surprisingly, Robert and Diana end up together.
Set in Washington state and directed by Jimmy Zeilinger from his own screenplay, LITTLE SISTER is a movie which effectively utilizes clever dialogue and subtle humor. As the romantic leads, Silverman (BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, CLASS ACTION) and Milano (TV's "Who's the Boss?") make an engaging pair.
It's also particularly refreshing to see intelligent female characters in a college romp movie. Granted, Diana and her sorority sisters are socialites, but they're also confident women with minds of their own. (Partial nudity, sexual situations.)
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- Released: 1992
- Rating: PG-13
- Review: Jonathan Silverman and Alyssa Milano star in LITTLE SISTER, an amusing story of cross-dressing and college life. Freshman Robert (Silverman), anxious to follow in his alumnus father's footsteps, joins the college fraternity. But to become an official memb… (more)