“Bottoms”: High School Sex Movie By Emma Seligman And Rachel Sennott

Screenshot from the 2022 Bottoms movie showing the fight club girls and cheerleaders.

Step into the alluring universe of “Bottoms,” the bold upcoming brainchild of lesbian director Emma Seligman, already known for her remarkable work on “Shiva Baby.”

“Bottoms”: A Refreshing Take On Coming-Of-Age Cinema

Lesbian filmmaker Emma Seligman and writer-actress-comedian Rachel Sennott.

Laughter and authenticity abound in “Bottoms,” the new hilarious comedy directed by Seligman, starring Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri. A must-watch for Seligman fans, “Bottoms” combines self-discovery, humor, and audacity, highlighting Seligman’s cinematic talent anew. Collaborating with Rachel Sennott, they crafted an extraordinary screenplay that comes to life under Seligman’s guidance. Sennott gives here a captivating performance in one of the leading roles alongside Ayo Edebiri.

Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri playing teen girls in in high school sex comedy Bottoms.

Delving into the heart of the story, “Bottoms” revolves around two queer teen girls in their senior year of high school. Their quirky idea: form a fight club to have sex cheerleaders before graduating.

The film carries a light yet humorous vibe, following two outsiders as they find their footing in the world. However, “Bottoms” is more than just a sex-centered comedy—it’s a heartwarming tale filled with charming characters and clever humor that leaves a positive impact. With an intriguing plot and a dynamic duo on screen, the movie exudes exciting energy that keeps you engaged throughout the story.

Emma Seligman described “Bottoms” as a “campy queer high school comedy in the vein of ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ but more for a Gen-Z queer audience” during a live interview at the 32nd annual Boston Jewish Film Festival.

In cinema, movies centered on women’s coming-of-age experiences, tackling explicit themes reminiscent of “American Pie,” are rare. Even rarer are those that seamlessly incorporate queer elements. This underlines Emma Seligman’s ongoing commitment to representing LGBTQ+ diversity, as she did in her previous work. So “Bottoms” stands as a promise, a contribution full of potential to this range of bold and uninhibited comedies centered around queer girls.

Bringing “Bottoms” To Life: Cast & Collaborators

Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri.

Rachel Sennott (Shiva Baby, Bodies, Bodies, Bodies) and Ayo Edebiri (The Bear, Dickinson) are the lead actresses of “Bottoms,” renewing their collaboration after their comedic miniseries “Ayo and Rachel are Single,” which aired on Comedy Central in 2020. Their on-screen chemistry is confirmed here. Sennott and Edebiri portray PJ and Josie, respectively.

The cast also includes other talents, such as:

  • Nicholas Galitzine (Cinderella) as Jeff
  • Kaia Gerber (American Horror Story) as Brittany
  • Ruby Cruz (Castle Rock, Willow) as Hazel
  • Havana Rose Liu (No Exit) as Isabel
  • Former football player Marshawn Lynch as Mr. G
  • Wayne Pére (Your Honor) as Leonard Meyers

The making of this film is also the result of close collaboration between several producers alongside Emma Seligman and Ted Deiker. These producers are Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Alana Mayo, and Alison Small. Their collective contribution played an essential role in bringing this project to life, which also stems from a partnership between Orion Pictures (MGM) and Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions.

Trailer Tease: Unraveling “Bottoms”

Explore the alluring trailer for “Bottoms,” an excellent blend of comedy and charm that hints at one of the year’s top comedic experiences.

Countdown To “Bottoms”: Release Dates Revealed

The excitement has built since the film’s premiere at SXSW last March. The wait is now almost over: “Bottoms” will hit the big screen in limited release on August 25 (U.S.) and September 1. While details about a broader release are still pending, the film should be released on Prime Video soon. Stay tuned for further updates.

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