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Jenna Reluctantly Plays 'Dead Stacy' in DUI Event for Valerie on 'Awkward.' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 31st 2011 7:37AM
'Awkward.' - 'Episode 7'Desi Lydic is officially the breakout star of 'Awkward.' (Tue., 11PM ET on MTV) after this week's episode.

The borderline-crazy school counselor she portrays took center stage with her CRASH'D program that saw her select Jenna to play the coveted "Dead Stacy" role, and she couldn't have been more loopy or hysterical.

It was a role her mother had played back when she was in high school, so finally maybe Jenna was doing something her mother could be proud of her for. Or, could at least say Jenna was almost as good as she was in the role.

When Valerie (Lydic) pretended to walk down the stairs through the window when Jenna and Jake were talking, and he was fake choking her, it was awesome. When she held up a sign to Jenna telling her she had 911 on speed dial, just in case Jake was really going to kill her outside the guidance counselor's office in the middle of the school day, I fell in love with her character.

She's easily the funniest character on a very cleverly written show with a lot of funny characters. Jenna's mom is always fun in how vapid and shallow she is, but Valerie cares about the kids, she's just so woefully terrible at being a counselor.

Valerie tried her best to control the production, but Lacey was determined to steal the show, and then she and Jenna absolutely did with a kiss that Valerie described as "homoerotic," but not nearly enough to revive "Dead Stacy." In Jenna's revised script, Lacey's character Natalie was involved in the car wreck that killed Stacy, but their kiss revived her.

It was just what the production needed to not only save Valerie's job, but make Jenna (and Lacey too maybe?) famous in school for a better reason than being the girl who tried to commit suicide ... which she didn't even do.

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Danielle Davis

who's Lacey? i thought her name was Tamara.

August 31 2011 at 9:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Spooky Mulder

Yeah, I am confused too. I thought Lacey was Jenna's mom and her best friend is called Tamara.

August 31 2011 at 2:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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