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“Bottoms”: Will queer comedies finally be taken seriously?

Ah, the world of queer comedies, where humor can be as hit or miss as a Grindr date. Just a year ago, we witnessed the dramatic faceplant of Bros, leaving many wondering if we were in dire need of laughs or just tired of the token queer film. Lead actor Billy Eichner blamed the straights, but let’s face it, even the queer community wasn’t rushing to the theaters for this one.

It seemed we were all looking for a good time, not a lecture on societal change. Fast forward to today, and we find ourselves knee-deep in Bottoms, a film that’s not here to wave the diversity flag or win any representation awards. No, Bottoms just wants to be hilariously, unapologetically funny. And guess what? It nails it. It’s not about being a poster child for diversity—it’s about making you snort with laughter

Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott, the dynamic duo behind ‘Shiva Baby’, team up again to give us PJ and Josie, two unapologetically unpopular lesbians on a mission to get lucky before they swap school desks for dorm rooms. Bottoms throws political correctness out the window and dives headfirst into the raucous world of hilariously flawed gay characters. 

The Art of Unapologetic Comedy

In a world where every queer film seems to be striving for a gold star in representation, Bottoms strides in with a different agenda: it just wants to be downright hilarious. This isn’t a movie that’s here to tick off diversity checkboxes or win awards for breaking new ground. Nope, Bottoms is all about making you double over in laughter, and boy, does it deliver.

Bottoms gleefully kicks political correctness to the curb and ushers in a new era of unapologetic comedy. It refuses to serve up token characters or moralizing lessons. Instead, it invites you to revel in the riotous escapades of PJ and Josie, two unabashedly uncool lesbians who are more concerned with having a good time than conforming to anyone’s expectations.

Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott, the creative minds behind Shiva Baby, prove once again that they have an uncanny knack for crafting characters that feel like your hilarious, slightly dysfunctional best friends. PJ and Josie aren’t trying to be poster children for diversity; they’re just living their awkward, riotous lives. Bottoms isn’t about making a statement; it’s about making you laugh until you can’t breathe. 

Unapologetic Losers We Can’t Help but Love

Sennott and Edebiri breathe life into PJ and Josie, two gawky, perpetually uncool lesbians with a mission. They’re not here to be the cool kids; they’re here to be hilariously, unapologetically themselves. Move over, cookie-cutter protagonists; PJ and Josie from ‘Bottoms’ are here to steal the show, and they’re anything but your typical heroes. 

These two lovable losers break the mold in the best way possible, giving us characters who are refreshingly unapologetic about their quirks, flaws, and questionable life choices. Played to perfection by Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri, PJ and Josie are a dynamic duo of delightfully unpopular lesbians on a mission: to score big before leaving the confines of high school. 

No grandiose quests for popularity or transformative makeovers here. Instead, they opt for the more relatable pursuit of letting loose and embracing their wonderfully uncool selves. What makes PJ and Josie stand out is their unabashed authenticity. They’re not trying to fit into some predetermined mold of what queer characters should be.

Bottoms doesn’t aim to be a groundbreaking beacon of representation—it’s too busy making us laugh till our sides ache. In shrugging off the weighty expectations, it somehow becomes exactly what we’ve been yearning for. Sennott and Edebiri lead the charge as PJ and Josie, proving that sometimes, it’s the unapologetic losers who steal the show.

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