‘Bottoms’ Red Band Trailer: Rachel Sennott And Ayo Edibiri Launch A Fight Club In New Teen Sex Comedy

Emma Seligman’s comedy Shiva Baby was one of the funniest, most acclaimed movies of the year, introducing the world not only to their talent as a director, but to star Rachel Sennott. Now the two are reunited, and joined by another rising star, The Bear‘s Ayo Edibiri (with whom she created digital series Ayo and Rachel Are Single), for teen sex comedy Bottoms, which has just dropped a raunchy red band trailer.

When the trailer starts with a high school PA announcer demanding “Could the ugly, untalented gays report to the Principal’s office?”, you know shit is gonna get wild. Sennott and Edibiri play best friends PJ and Josie, who launch a bizarre plan to start a fight club in hopes that’ll help them lose their virginities to their school’s hot cheerleaders. The plan actually works, only too well.

The film also stars Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber, Nicholas Galitzine, with Dagmara Dominczyk and Marshawn Lynch. Seligman directed and co-wrote the script with Sennott, who has also been seen in Bodies Bodies Bodies, and has a role in new HBO series The Idol.

Bottoms opens in theaters on August 25th. The film debuted earlier this year at SXSW to glowing reviews, nearly putting it on par with Shiva Baby.

BOTTOMS, a refreshingly unique raunchy comedy, focuses on two girls, PJ and Josie, who start a fight club as a way to lose their virginities to cheerleaders. Their bizarre plan works. The fight club gains traction and soon the most popular girls in school are beating each other up in the name of self-defense. But PJ and Josie find themselves in over their heads and in need of a way out before their plan is exposed.

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