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Radio Rebel

Radio Rebel

Photo Credit: Katie Yu / Disney
Air Date Rating Share Against the
Friday, February 17, 2012 N/A
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  • Season: 2011-12
  • Network: Disney
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Children/Teens
  • Based On: Shrinking Violet written by Danielle Joseph

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the novel "Shrinking Violet" by Danielle Joseph. Tara Adams, an introverted high school junior who alone in her room at home casts herself as Radio Rebel, host of a nightly podcast on which she showcases her passion for music and self-expression. However, at school, a shy Tara can't bring herself to speak in class, especially when the newly-popular rocker Gavin is around. Nor can she imagine anything more intimidating than when her drama teacher teams her in class with Gavin and his prom date, the school's queen bee, Stacy. Radio Rebel quickly gains fans on campus, especially when her show lands on a popular local radio station. Her fellow students believe Radio Rebel gives a voice to everyone on the social scale, encouraging them to abandon cliques and celebrate each other's differences. Gavin raves about Radio Rebel and her taste in music, but shy Tara can barely talk to him. As students clamor to learn the identity of Radio Rebel and the show's popularity extends across Seattle, Tara's two worlds begin to collide. Everything reaches an apex when Radio Rebel is nominated prom-queen and the school principal, in turn, cancels prom, causing a backlash from her fans. Tara now must wrestle with two even bolder moves -- organizing an alternative to prom and revealing that she is Radio Rebel.


Production Company:

  • MarVista Entertainment, Two 4 the Money Media

Production Type:

  • Independent
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