Ever seen the Drew Barrymore movie, Never Been Kissed? For the ones who haven’t, it’s about a newspaper reporter who goes undercover at a high school to see what high school life is like now, and even though she’s 25 years old, she’s never been kissed.
Never mind the faulty premise of how a cute blonde could go through life without ever being kissed or the disturbing fact that a teacher would fall in love with a student, the real problem with the movie is the fact that someone in adulthood could not only pass for a teenager, but would want to.
So that brings us to a news story from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Apparently, a 33-year-old woman decided to fake her daughter’s identity and signed up to attend Ashwaubenon High School. She also made the cheerleading squad, had her own cheerleader locker and even attended a pool party at the coach’s house.
The thing that gets me is that she told school officials she was 15. Look at her mug shot on the right. Does that look like a 15-year-old?
This brings up so many questions. Why would she want to go back to high school? Why would she think she could pass herself off as less than half her age? How did she fool school officials, cheerleading coaches and her classmates? And what could possibly have happened to her in high school that she felt such a strong need to go back that she faked an identity to do so?
And, the most important question, hasn’t she ever seen Never Been Kissed? In the end, Drew Barrymore is found out and kicked out of school. How did this woman think it would end?