Seven Movie Teachers Who'd Probably Sext Their Students

We're looking at you, Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society.

Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society

By Amanda Green

In movies, teachers selflessly commit themselves to their students. In news headlines, teachers commit statutory rape and creepy Facebook stalking. These once-venerated teachers of cinema deserve an A+ for sexual awkwardness.

1) Dr. Frank Bryant in Educating Rita

Not all romantic potential between teacher and student is illicit. Rita, an uneducated Liverpool hairdresser, and the disillusioned Dr. Bryant seem to be about the same age. The two spend hours in his office when Rita enrolls in Open University to study literature. They spend the film talking about essays and classism, but he's checking her out the entire 110 minutes. Had sexting technology existed back then, the professor probably would have gotten naughty. At the very least, Rita would get to use her new reading-comprehension skills.

2) LouAnne Johnson in Dangerous Minds

There's nothing sexier than doe-eyed women who save inner-city high schoolers. LouAnne Johnson is the archetype that's inspired both rookie teachers and child mol- ...educators. She just can't stop helping her troubled students. From making home visits to compensating for years of shoddy education in two weeks to single-handedly ending gang turf wars (pro tip: wear a dress), Ms. Johnson manages to do it without mussing her hair or makeup. She does however seem a little hot and bothered when she intervenes in a school fight during her first few days of teaching, though. I guess she likes her students rough.

3) Dan Dunne in Half Nelson

Student-teacher rapport isn't the only thing Mr. Dunne's got going for him. He's also hot and coked up. As Dunne gets closer to Drey, an at-risk student, the scenes get more quiet and intimate. She discovers that the teacher's a cokehead in the faculty bathroom at school. Then the two run into each other at a motel drug operation. When the movie ends, they're alone at Dunne's house. This is as exciting as dating gets! Is this middle-school teacher going to save Drey from a life on the streets dealing drugs while hooked on drugs himself, seduce her with fun history lectures and good intentions, or start giving her "extra-credit work?" Or all of the above?

4) John Keating in Dead Poets Society

Some educators truly love what they do, and I suspect Mr. Keating might love to do his entire all-boy boarding school. Doesn't he seem a little too excited to teach his students to think outside the box and suck the marrow out of When he and the boys start a new chapter of the titular Dead Poets Society, they spend even more time together in a dark cave on campus crying and talking about feelings. Either these boys are the most atypical high schoolers ever, or they've all fallen hard for Mr. Keating.

5) Sheba Hart and Barbara Covett in Notes on a Scandal

We already know Sheba Hart, the new teacher at St. George's, has a sexual relationship with one of her underage male students. (Isn't that what pretty, blonde educators are for?) She's not very discreet, what with all the kisses on campus and whispered exchanges. Even worse, she then confesses her affair to the wrong person. Sheba's backstabbing confidante — the unmarried history teacher, Barbara Covett — loves secrets and the written word. She also loves Sheba Hart. The two women are protagonist and antagonist, but both are clearly natural-born sexters. Sigh. If only they wanted to sext each other. At least it'd be legal.

6) Paulina in Shall We Dance?

Dancing is a metaphor for sex, and the American version of Shall We Dance? beats you over the head with that fact. John signs up for ballroom-dancing classes after seeing Paulina gazing out the studio window. He doesn't get any horizontal moves out of it, but a sexually-tense friendship blossoms. Despite not getting some toned extramarital ass, John falls in love with dancing. Meanwhile, he inspires Paulina to leave the classroom and return to professional ballroom dancing. Their final dance makes it clear that Paulina wishes she'd kept John after class at least once.

7) Justin McLeod in The Man Without a Face

Are you a young boy looking for a mentor? Look no further than the old, disfigured recluse in the woods who accidentally killed one of his former students in a car accident. Chuck struggles academically and needs extra help to pass the entrance exam at a military school. McLeod is a gruff Boo Radley-type who happens to know about math, art, and accusations of pedophilia. When word of the tutoring arrangement gets out, the town goes into an uproar. Chuck comes to McLeod's defense, saying, "He's my tutor, but he's also my friend." McLeod is essentially exiled. True story: in the novel that inspired the movie, McLeod really did have a sexual relationship with Chuck. When Mel Gibson directed the film, he decided to take that part out, but clearly he was only semi-successful.

Commentarium (28 Comments)

Nov 16 10 - 1:57am

what about hilary swank? lol

Nov 16 10 - 2:03am
Amanda Green

In Freedom Writers? LouAnne Johnson just seems so much creepier to me.

Nov 16 10 - 5:35am

This is TV and college, but the Dean from Community would totally sext his students.

Nov 16 10 - 9:33am

That teacher from Never Been Kissed surely sexts his students, considering the way he hit on Drew Barrymore's character

Nov 16 10 - 10:01am

I totally forgot about that movie! TV teachers are all pretty normal except that one that slept with Pacey in Dawson's Creek. Scandalous!

Nov 16 10 - 11:40am

John Malkovich in Disgrace.

Nov 16 10 - 1:25pm

Did you completely forget the entire faculty in Strangers with Candy? Or does that not count because it wasn't a dramatic film?

Nov 16 10 - 1:44pm

Strangers with Candy was a TV show. I think a movie too maybe but no one saw it.

Nov 16 10 - 2:50pm

What about Drew Barrymore in Donnie Darko?

Nov 17 10 - 10:01am

Mathew Broderick's Character in Election is an obvious one come on

Nov 17 10 - 11:28am
Oh um hi

I think the point was to pick people who were not obviously having sex with students. It's speculation. *Probably* is in the title.

Nov 17 10 - 12:35pm

Another list could be which students were sext-worthy.

Nov 17 10 - 1:31pm

@Tonjiboy Tracy Flick would not make the list. eww.

Nov 17 10 - 7:12pm

Mr Holland in Mr Holland's Opus.

Nov 17 10 - 7:31pm

Yeah, in Mr, Holland's Opus there almost was that affair. The student came on to him, though.

Nov 17 10 - 10:15pm

Mr Holland in Mr Holland's Opus.

Nov 17 10 - 10:16pm

Mr Holland in Mr Holland's Opus.

Nov 18 10 - 12:15am

Philip Seymour Hoffman in 25th Hour

Nov 18 10 - 2:31pm

Sidney Poitier, To Sir With Love?

Nov 18 10 - 3:20pm

All I know is, there were plenty of hot teachers I wish had sexted me... just sayin'. I'd have surely sexted them were it not for Puritanical laws that "protected" me from some serious smokin' rendezvous with my high school French teacher, the hot lunch manager lady (who was like twenty and fiery red hair), my English teachers all four years, my chemistry teacher, and my sister's PE teacher (she was FIT!)....

oh, this is offtopic. damn. never mind.

Nov 18 10 - 9:03pm

My high school biology teacher was always trying to get me to chat online with him over the weekend, but other than that, I never had a creepy teacher when I was younger. Sadly, nothing came of my crushes on professors and TAs in college.

Nov 19 10 - 6:05am

What about every teacher in every movie ever made.

Nov 21 10 - 2:38am

lol @ dead poet's society

Nov 21 10 - 7:44pm

Really funny stuff. I had to watch Educating Rita in college. That prof was totally into Rita.

Nov 23 10 - 4:38pm

glee: Will Schuester. It's a show but more or less the same thing.

Nov 25 10 - 3:16pm

I know you don't read Harry Potter, but if Hogwarts had cell phones, Dumbledore or Professor Slughorn would definitely be sexting girls and boys equally (Snape clearly is in love Draco).

Also, Miss Jean Brodie would sext like crazy along with that creepy teacher from Auntie Mame: .

Dec 25 10 - 1:48pm

I agree with Mr Holland... check out for sexts he would have sent his students!

Sep 13 11 - 1:05pm

i'm real mad my favorite movie half nelson is on this list lol. this "review" makes it look like he's a pedophile, which he is definitely not.