Weird Science

Work Title: Weird Science
Medium: Film
Episode Title:
Year: 1985
Own work?: No


Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Thier desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, who's purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to become accepted they encounter many hilarious obstacles which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. Summary written by Jeff Ranous {} from

Era/Year of Portrayal: present_day

Distinctive characteristics of the world in portrayal:

Present day 1985. It's the 80's.

Long-term consequences:

The consequences are good. The boys become more comforatble with women and more popular with thier peers. Family relations are bettered as well. Even Lisa goes on to live a presumably happy life.


This movie wasn't on the list but I think it clearly has presence in it. Lisa is created by a computer and is not human. People interact with her continously.

Coder name: Amanda Scheiner
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Coder affiliation: Temple University