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“This is the Viking way”
This movie is layered and hilarious
This movie was the "tops" :)
In Bottoms, Emma Seligman creates a poisonous parody of teen movies in which co-writer Rachel Sennott and best friend Ayo Edebiri are gay girls willing to be "superbad" their senior year so they can bed the hot cheerleaders they've been lusting after all through high school. The scheme involves starting a "fight club" where they might learn to defend themselves in the preposterously violent rivalry between their school and another, which is all going to come to a head at a potentially lethal football game. Edebiri is thankfully sympathetic, since Sennott gives herself the a-hole role, but then this is a world where popularity reigns supreme, teachers are universally terrible (Marshawn Lynch hilariously so), and no one really cares that all these girls are walking around with broken noses and black eyes - well, except the jocks who don't like feminism upsetting their world order. You'll recognize the basic tropes, but they're refreshed by Seligman's gleeful contempt for them, the cutthroat satire, and the prevalent queerness. Off-putting at first, once you're into it, Bottoms is very funny.
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