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11 Iconic Lines From ‘She’s The Man’ That Prove It’s A Work Of Art

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I think we can all agree that She’s The Man is a perfect movie. It embodies everything that’s right about ’00s teen flicks: There’s Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, a story that’s a modern adaptation of Shakespeare, peak noughties fashion, and most importantly, some iconic dialogue.

And I mean, how can She’s The Man not have memorable one-liners when the film is literally about a sister cosplaying as her brother, who then falls for her hot teammate after flirting over cheese and shoving tampons in noses? Exactly, iconic.

More specifically, She’s The Man follows soccer-loving Viola, who pretends to be her brother Sebastian to prove she’s as good as the male soccer players at school. But leading this double life gets 10 times harder as Sebastian’s clingy girlfriend chases Viola while she’s simultaneously pushed to be a ~lady in society~ by her mother with a big debutante ball.

Honestly, it’s a real mess. But it’s a very enjoyable — and more importantly, quotable — mess that is a true work of art.

So here are 11 of the most iconic quotes from She’s The Man: 

1. “When my eyes are closed, I see you for what you truly are. Which is ooo-glay!”

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I firmly believe that hearing this burn as a 12-year-old turned me into the bitch I am today. Watching Monique get taken off her high horse with such an easy insult felt like magic. So simple, yet so effective.

2. “You stick it right in, it absorbs right up.”

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One of the most impactful She’s The Man scenes came when Viola tried to explain the reason she had tampons with her: to stop nose bleeds. The ole “tampon up the nose” gag was used in real life after that for years.

3. “Be a man. Suck it up and rub some dirt in it.”

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Even Duke adopted Viola’s tampon trick after getting in a fight. But after she caught herself slipping out of her Sebastian character while being genuinely concerned for Duke’s health, Viola had to recommend a different remedy to prove she was just a classic blokey bloke: rubbing dirt all in it.

4. “Fine. End of relationship.”

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If you look up “roasted to a crisp” in the dictionary, I’m certain you’d find a photo of Justin’s face after Viola delivered this beautifully savage line. Note to men: Don’t try to control when women can speak by saying “end of discussion”.


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Sure Viola’s reaction time to being hit in the balls was delayed as hell, but it’s the thought that counts. Between this and using “I’m allergic to the sun” to get out of playing shirts and skins truly proves she’s the CEO of thinking on her feet.

6. “I can do this. I am a dude! I am a hunky dude! I’m a badass hunky dude!”

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If Viola did anything in She’s The Man, it was pep talk herself into getting into character when she needed to.

7. “Chew like you have a secret.”

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But if it wasn’t a pep talk, it was Viola absolutely detesting the need to be ~ladylike~ at any and all times.

8. “Does he have your number? 1-800-biotch.”

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Another classic burn from Viola, who never once tried to hide her hatred from Monique. We simply must stan.

9. “Ask me if I like cheese… why, yes I do. My favourite’s Gouda!”

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With the recent rise in charcuterie board culture, “my favourite’s Gouda” just proves that She’s The Man was truly ahead of its time with small talk dating topics.

10. “Girls with asses like mine do not talk to boys with faces like yours.”

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As much as Monique sucked, this was an undeniably great line from her. Know your worth, queen!

11. “Heels are a male invention designed to make a woman’s butt look smaller. And to make it harder to run away.”

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For 2006, Viola spoke nothing but facts here. But now that Brazilian Butt Lifts are in, the whole ~men want women’s butts to look smaller~ thing now no longer applies.