Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott Start a Fight Club to Hook Up With Cheerleaders in "Bottoms" Trailer
Sometimes violence is the answer. At least that's what PJ and Josie — played by Rachel Sennott and "The Bear" star Ayo Edebiri, respectively — think in their new movie "Bottoms." In the film, PJ and Josie are ready to change the way they're seen at school (and finally have sex before graduation), so they decide to start a fight club to reel in their two cheerleader crushes (played by Kaia Gerber and Havana Rose Liu). The first trailer for the R-rated high school comedy was released on June 6.
"Bottoms" is directed by "Shiva Baby" director Emma Seligman from a screenplay by her and Sennott, and it features music by Charli XCX and Leo Birenberg. The movie's cast also includes NFL veteran Marshawn Lynch as one of the girls' teachers who agrees to be the advisor for their fight club. "Bottoms" premiered at SXSW in March, and POPSUGAR attended a screening of the movie at Newfest on June 3.
Gerber — who's more famous for her work as a model — has said she's particularly excited for people to see a more humorous side of her in the comedy. "When you see me looking angry on a runway, you wouldn't assume there's much of a sense of humor in there," she told Elle in January. "My character is nothing like me as a person at all, but I do think people will respond well to the jokes that are being made. It's very of its time and very meta."
As for the fight club component, she emphasized that the action is serious. "We're throwing punches. We got to do stunt training, which was very cool," she told Elle. "I think people are like, 'Oh, cute. A little girly fight club.' No, it's a real fight club."
Ahead, here's everything we know about "Bottoms" so far.
Edebiri and Sennott star as Josie and PJ, and "Willow" series star Ruby Cruz plays their friend Hazel. Gerber stars as Brittany and Liu plays Isabel. The cast also includes Nicholas Galitzine, who also stars in this August's "Red, White & Royal Blue," and Lynch, who's making his feature debut. Dagmara Dominczyk, Miles Fowler, Lacey Dover, Summer Joy Campbell, and Alyssa Matthews round out the sprawling ensemble.
"Bottoms" Release Date
"Bottoms" releases in theaters on Aug. 25.