Director Emma Seligman and Bodies Bodies Bodies star Rachel Sennott have opened up about their upcoming film, Bottoms. Back in 2021, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the two creatives –who had previously teamed up on Shiva Baby – were coming together for a new LGBTQ+ teen comedy.
The film, which stars Sennott and The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri, follows two unpopular queer girls as they navigate their senior year.
With their high school years coming to a close, the two girls create a fight club “to impress and hook up with cheerleaders.” Bottoms is also set to feature Zamani Wilder (Swagger), Nicholas Galitzine (Red, White & Royal Blue), Marshawn Lynch (Murderville), Punkie Johnson (Love Life), Havana Rose Liu (No Exit), Kaia Gerber (American Horror Story), Ruby Cruz (Castle Rock), Miles Fowler (Winning Time), Dagmara Dominczyk (Succession), and Punkie Johnson (Love Life).
Ahead of its limited theatrical release in August, Sennott and Seligman opened up to Entertainment Weekly about the LGBTQ+ project and what inspired their creative process. “We didn’t rewatch Superbad or American Pie because I think we didn’t want to be influenced by them,” Seligman said. “But definitely, we felt like queer women hadn’t gotten there due from a teen sex comedy.” Sennott added that they referred to films like Scott Pilgrim, Jawbreakers and Jennifer’s Body to create Bottom’s teen comedy/action film dynamic.