A very young Trini Alvarado stars in this touching and sometimes amusing ABC Afterschool Special. The new kid in her high school, Dena McKain (Alvarado) is initially shunned by her classmates. Suddenly, however, she becomes the most popular kid in school and is showered with attention. Any other girl would be thrilled by this metamorphosis, but a wary Dena has been through all this before: It seems that the kids have just discovered that Dena's dad is the famous movie star Hal McKain (Frank Converse). This time around, will our heroine find out who her true friends are, or is she in for another crushing disappointment?
high-school, choices, coming-of-age, daughter, dilemma, fame, father, friendship, movie-camera, moving, popularity, school