Tika Sumpter and Jaclyn Betham

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Practically in tears, Amanda Cryer bursts into the apartment she shares with her friend and classmate Candace. Amanda has failed another exam. "I'm never going to be able to do this," she says. "I can't be a lawyer."

Candace tells Amanda to look in the mirror and tell her what she sees. "A loser," Amanda says.

"Wrong," Candace says. "You don't know the power that God gave you."

Amanda says she doesn't have any power, but Candace begs to differ. "As long as there are men on this earth, you have power, but not looking like this," Candace says. "You're going to put on something low-cut, some makeup on. Then you are going to go to the good professor and convince him to give you a makeup test."

Amanda says she can't do that—she doesn't have enough confidence. "You'd be surprised how much confidence a little lipstick and six-inch heels can grant," Candace says.