PEN15 is middle school as it really happened. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.
It’s the first day of seventh grade in the year 2000. School rejects, Anna and Maya, get a lot of unexpected attention.
Maya and Anna become fascinated with the mature girls in their class who smoke. They are faced with the age-old question: stay home and play pretend or go out and do drugs?
Maya feels a tickle down there which becomes kind of an addiction, distracting her from her best friend who really needs her.
Trailview’s Night of Amazing Music is coming up. Anna hopes to win Alex’s heart with a classical aria while Maya is consumed with a lie.
There’s an exclusive fashion show at the local nursing home. Somehow Anna and Maya make it in, but feelings of inadequacy lead them down a shady path.
Maya gets a questionable nickname during a school project. Anna goes along with it, resulting in a test of their friendship and identities.
Maya and Anna get their very first AIM screennames and their social world opens up. Maybe too much.
It’s a viewing party to watch the newly released VHS movie, Wild Things. The night gets sexy and Anna and Maya try to keep up.
Anna gets to sleep over at Maya’s house on a school night and can’t wait to become part of the Ishii-Peter family. But things turn as Anna gets a little too comfortable.