MGM has unveiled the highly-anticipated first official trailer for the upcoming comedy “Bottoms,” featuring Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri in the lead roles.
Drawing inspiration from David Fincher’s “Fight Club,” the film follows two queer teenage girls who establish a fight club with a unique plan to lose their virginities to cheerleaders. As their unusual scheme gains momentum, they find themselves in over their heads, desperately seeking an exit strategy before their secret is exposed.
Directed by Emma Seligman, who co-wrote the screenplay with Sennott, known for her role in the acclaimed indie hit “Shiva Baby,” “Bottoms” showcases a talented ensemble cast.
Sennott stars alongside breakout star Ayo Edebiri from “The Bear,” as well as Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber, Nicholas Galitzine, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Marshawn Lynch. Sennott and Edebiri, known for their collaborative work on comedy series like “Ayo and Rachel Are Single,” bring their dynamic chemistry to the forefront once again.
The film’s production team includes producers Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, and Alison Small, with Ted Deiker serving as executive producer. Building anticipation for its theatrical release, “Bottoms” premiered at the SXSW Film Festival on March 11, receiving favorable reviews from critics
. Variety’s chief film critic, Owen Gleiberman, praised the film’s satirical nature and its ability to capture a humane essence. Gleiberman drew comparisons to iconic queer cinema like Jamie Babbit’s “But I’m a Cheerleader,” highlighting the film’s humor and social commentary.
“Bottoms” is set to hit select theaters on August 25, promising a hilarious and subversive comedy experience. Audiences can look forward to a captivating story infused with wit, dynamic performances, and a satirical lens on societal norms. Get ready to dive into the uproarious world of “Bottoms” and witness the misadventures of two teenage girls who dare to challenge the status quo.