To her estranged parents, Jasira, 13, is a sexual time bomb that must be disarmed. For her schoolmates, the Lebanese-American teen is a "towelhead" like the Iraqis America is off fighting in the 1991 Gulf War. Jasira? She's just confused - about men, about menstruation, and yes, about that humid feeling she gets when looking at billboards of scantily clad lap dancers in provocative poses.
Carrie Rickey was born in L.A. around the time the Jennifer Jones/Laurence Olivier movie Carrie hit screens. Hence her name. Since then she's seen more than 12,000 films without losing her love of movies -- or wordplay. But don't envy her job too much. She has to sit through the likes of Battlefield Earth just so she can warn you not to.