The Late Movies: Sweet Valley High

Erica Palan

California girls Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are identical twins with opposite personalities. Jess is popular and a little mischievous, while Liz is intelligent and innocent. They're the main characters in Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High series, and this year, Pascal released Sweet Valley Confidential, an adult update of the popular teen series. (Has anyone read it?)

In the early '90s, Jess and Liz took to the small screen with a television version of their high school antics. See three full episodes here.

Skin and Bones, Part I

While Elizabeth fights for students rights to express themselves, Jessica weasels her way into posing for painter/school hunk Dakota Dancer.

Skin and Bones, Part II

Things go sour for Jessica when Dakota paints a risqué image of her. But the gang finds away to get revenge.

Working Girl, Part I

Everyone gets internships ... and the Wakefield sisters and their friends learn that the working world is harder than they expected.

Working Girl, Part II

When a fashion designer tries to steal one of Jessica's ideas at her intership, she must come up with a scheme to get credit for her work.

Stolen Diary, Part I

When Liz bails on Jess for her boyfriend, Todd, Jess is angry enough to try to break them up.

Stolen Diary, Part II

When Jess's plan works, Liz dates another guy—with disasterous results.