Legally Blonde, Clueless, Bridesmaids, and Mean Girls; some of the best female-written and female-starring comedies have one thing in common, they’re all getting a little old. Not old as in dated (knowing many of us could watch these movies again and again) but old as in there haven’t been many female comedies released recently. The world of female comedies had hit a standstill, but Bottoms (2023) may be what was needed to bring it back.
Bottoms (2023) is a satirical comedy starring two queer high school seniors who make a flight club in order to impress the girls they like after a couple of lies they told to catch up to them. While the plot, as you can tell, may sound a little random it revolves around themes of female solidarity and strength.
Bottoms is Directed by Emma Seligman, Written by Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott, and stars a mainly female cast including Rachel Sennott, Ayo Edebiri, Ruby Cruz, Havana Rose Liu, and Kaia Gerber.
The movie is quick-witted with stellar comedic timing. It showcases an absurd and crude level of comedy that is most commonly seen in male-written and male-starring movies. Bottoms reflect the chaotic elements that you would likely see in an Adam Sandler or Will Ferrell movie. This is not a style of comedy that we commonly see written by women, but Bottoms may have opened the floodgates. Hopefully, it brings in the idea that women can have this same brash comedic style and make it work, and we will see more movies like this in the future.
I’ve already gone to see the movie twice, and have considered getting an AMC unlimited movie pass just to see it again. I dragged my friends as well, who were wary to see a movie titled “Bottoms”, but enjoyed it nonetheless.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend with some friends, or have been searching for a good movie to watch, I would recommend heading to your local theater and checking out Bottoms if you want to be leaving the theater in stitches from laughing so much.