‘Shiva Baby’ Duo Emma Seligman And Rachel Sennott To Reunite For Sex Comedy ‘Bottoms’ From Producer Elizabeth Banks

Even though they started their film careers with a shiva, it looks like Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott have officially been christened in Hollywood.

Fresh off the opening weekend for Shiva Baby, which Sennott starred in and Seligman wrote and directed, the pair are now set to co-write the upcoming sex comedy Bottoms for MGM’s Orion Pictures. Seligman will once again direct with Sennott starring while Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman will produce through their production company, Brownstone Productions.

According to the Hollywood ReporterBottoms will center on “two unpopular queer girls who start a fight club to have sex before their high school graduation.” The whole project gives off a To-Do List meets Superbad vibe, and if Shiva Baby is any indicator, the film will be filled with perfectly timed cringe.

A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.