The Hard Times of RJ Berger is a loud, funny, raunchy, sexy look at the life of a lovable loser. There really isn't much excitement in RJ's life. That is, until his anatomical gift is accidentally exposed to the entire school.
With his sex-obsessed sidekick Miles Jenner and the stalkerish Lily Miran by his side, 15-year-old RJ Berger jerks into Sophomore year with a mission - to beat the odds despite his "loser" status.
The year starts off good for RJ when he's assigned to be Biology study buddies with his dream girl, Jenny Swanson. But his luck's cut short when his anatomical "gift" is accidentally exposed to the entire school during a basketball game in which he's subbing.
Numerous jokes later, the now BIG man on campus attends Jenny Swanson's pool party with Miles. Soon after their arrival, jock/bully Max Owens punches RJ for talking to girlfriend Jenny, to which RJ publicly retaliates by serving Max "a cup of nut musk."
When SGA President, Max Owens, denies RJ's request for Computer Club funds, RJ decides he will no longer be "Max Owens' bitch," and will run against him in the upcoming election.
With Miles and Lily by his side, RJ kicks off his "Uncool Like You" campaign, in hopes of getting the "loser" vote.
Many speeches and a bikini car wash later, RJ and Max take the podium for final statements. RJ presents an animated film "Ajockalypse Now," to which Max rebuts with free Rock Bands AND a visit from Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker ... later leading to Max's victory.
After being persuaded by Jenny to audition, RJ lands the lead in Pinkerton's 'Twilight'/'West Side Story' mash-up musical, 'Vamp Side Story.'
Cast as Jenny's love interest, vampire Anthony, the two soon learn of a scripted on-stage kiss, but are instructed not to lock lips until opening night.
Later during the show's debut, Mr. and Mrs. Berger, along with a packed auditorium, watch RJ and Jenny lead the show strongly...until the big climax. Due to non-practice and RJ's feelings for Jenny, he becomes aroused when she kisses him, causing 'Vamp Side Story''s abrupt, and humiliating, end.
After RJ's invited to Jenny Swanson's sweet 16 party, he begins working for the sexually aggressive Mrs. Robbins so he can afford a gift.
When Max is caught red-handed with red panties (that don't belong to girlfriend Jenny), RJ becomes his dream girl's "rebound."
RJ joins the Purity Club to spend more time with the new "clunker" in town, Claire.
RJ tries to take his relationship with Claire to the next level, and Miles gets hit hard when his rumor-spreading ways are made public.
RJ's parents go away for the weekend, and his hot babysitter Jenni helps throw a liquor-filled house party.
After rumors spread that RJ's a pill popper, Hamilton offers him a spot in his "badass" crew.
RJ recruits Miles' ex-marine big brother to steal the upcoming biology test.
When RJ and Miles find themselves strapped for prom dates, RJ decides to go with lifelong friend Lily. But when a newly-single Jenny then asks him to go, RJ's forced to make a tricky decision.
RJ and date Jenny try their hardest to have the "best winter formal ever," but RJ's guilt over leaving Lily lands him back at her hospital bedside, where the two keep their promise to lose their virginity together.