On January 13, 2012, the Disney Channel original movie, Frenemies–based on Alexa Young’s book series–premiered. The film, starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya of Shake It Up fame, was watched by more than 4.2 million viewers.
Frenemies revolves around Halley Brandon (Zendaya) and Avalon Green (Bella Thorne), two teenage girls with a fashion website called GeeklyChic. Their storyline is woven in with two other tales of besties-turned-worsties. Get the scoop on all three threads of the plot below.
The first Frenemies tale is about a boy and his dog. The boy, Jake Logan (Nick Robinson), is a teenage science whiz whose best friend is his trusty dog, Murray. However, when a hot and popular girl, Julianne (Stefanie Scott), decides to use Jake to get an “A” on a project, she tears the two BFFs apart. It’s a case of man’s best friend vs. his fantasy girlfriend.
The second storyline follows Halley and Avalon. As creators of the website GeeklyChic, the two girls are thrilled when they get a call from their favorite NYC fashion magazine requesting a meeting. However, tensions rise when the company offers to buy the website, but will only let one of the girls be the senior editor.
The last Frenemies tale is that of two look-alike girls who switch places. Savannah, a tomboy from a typical American family, meets Emma, her privileged look-alike, at the mall. When the two girls decide to switch, what begins as a welcome change for both girls quickly becomes a tangled web. And the ruse gets even messier when each girl accidentally disrupts the life the other left behind!