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This podcast was recorded during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movie being covered here wouldn’t exist.

This is not another teen movie. That’s right, we’re finally reviewing Bottoms this week, which is a raunchy teen sex comedy from the people who brought us Shiva Baby and Bodies, Bodies, Bodies. Critics have been loving this one, even though its box office has so far bottomed out, but where do the Cinemaholics stand (or sit?)

Bottoms was directed by Emma Seligman, which she co-wrote with Rachel Sennott. The cast includes Sennott, as well as Ayo Edebiri, Ruby Cruz, Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber, Nicholas Galitzine, Miles Fowler, Dagmara Domińczyk, and Marshawn Lynch. The movie opened on August 25 through MGM and has an 88-minute runtime.

Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat.

Synopsis for Bottoms:

A MOVIE ABOUT EMPOWERING WOMEN (THE HOT ONES). PJ and Josie start a fight club as a way to lose their virginities to cheerleaders. 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 the pair find themselves in over their heads and in need of a way out before their plan is exposed. [Source: Letterboxd]

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