‘Joy Ride’ Red Band Trailer Promises R-Rated Hijinks From The Writer Of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Lionsgate really wants you to know how raunchy and R-rated their new comedy Joy Ride really is. With buzz for the film louder than ever following its world premiere at SXSW, the second red band trailer has dropped featuring stars Ashley Park, Oscar-nominee Stephanie Hsu, Sherry Cola, and Sabrina Wu.

Directed by Crazy Rich Asians writer Adele Lim in her debut feature, Joy Ride features an all-female Asian-American set of leads, along with a nonbinary star, offering fresh diversity to the well-worn road trip comedy. Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao wrote the script, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg aboard as producers.

Here’s the synopsis: The hilarious and unapologetically explicit story of identity and self-discovery centers on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure. When Audrey’s business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo, her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat, her college friend turned Chinese soap star; and Deadeye, Lolo’s eccentric cousin. Their no-holds-barred, epic experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are.

Joy Ride opens in theaters on July 7th.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.