My Thoughts: Gossip holds an interesting premise with an easy to grasp concept of how rumours can become a vicious disease that can spread and ruin lives however untrue they may be. With a cast like and storyline like this, it still surprises me that Gossip fell into obscurity while other titles from 2000 gained more success. While the film isn't a life-changing masterpiece it still makes note of some valid points and has a twisting storyline that I felt was surprisingly original (although someone out there may still feel it's somewhat predictable). Four out of five for effort.
The Plot: Derek, Jones and Travis, three college room-mates working on a class project regarding news and gossip decide to make up a malicious rumour about a fellow student they detest in order to see how fast it spreads and changes in order to study the evolution of gossip. After Derek spies on spoiled rich girl Naomi passing out during foreplay with her boyfriend Beau, he and his friends decide to twist the story of what really happened and spread the story over the campus that Naomi and Beau were completely and utterly intimate, which eventually spreads like wildfire.
Unfortunately, Naomi is all too aware that she was unconscious when the said events took place, leading to the assumption she has been raped, throwing the rumour into a complete spin and leading to a crime investigation that will send Beau to jail. Jones's conscience begins to plague her and she sets out to discover what is really going on, and why Derek seems to have very little remorse for his involvement in ruining Naomi's life.