“He’s All That” protagonist Padgett Sawyer (played by Addison Rae) wears a long red dress to the prom in a nod to the iconic red dress worn by Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook) in “She’s All That.”
“He’s All That” is a gender-swapped Netflix remake of the popular 1999 movie “She’s All That” where popular high schooler Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.) gave less popular classmate Laney Boggs a makeover to win a bet.
In the 2021
remake, Padgett makes a similar bet with her friends to transform Cameron Kweller (Tanner Buchanan) into Prom King, with plenty of nods to the original version.
One of the most striking similarities between the two movies comes when Padgett wears a red prom dress. Laney wore a similar red dress when her full makeover is revealed to Zack for the first time, although the ’90s version of the dress was shorter.
To make this particular parallel between the two movies even more obvious, both Laney and Padgett wear their respective red dresses as “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer plays in the background.
Cook told Entertainment Tonight’s Lauren Zima earlier in August that she didn’t hold onto the red dress after she wrapped filming “She’s All That” in 1999 and isn’t sure what happened to the outfit afterward.
“I’m not a costume expert, but… I think it was mostly [nylon] and polyester, so it’s probably disintegrated by this point,” she told Zima.