Ah yes, the high school tramp. Every red-blooded American male has at least one tale involving backseat shenanigans, broom-closet blowies, and trips to the pharmacist. I myself have many fond memories of late nights spent watching Cinemax between the scrambled lines (my parents didn’t approve of Cinemax), but that’s neither here nor there… what is here is the trailer for a new high-school comedy, Easy A, about sex and the general perception about those who have it.
Emma Stone (Zombieland) stars as Olive Penderghast, a high-school virgin leading an invisible life at school, who decides to lend a hand to a friend in need. That’s not innuendo you pervs, but she does pretend to fornicate with a guy friend who the other students suspect of being gay. (Which he is.) The friend’s reputation is saved, Olive’s rep is born, and soon other guys are lining up for the same virtual happy endings. Olive’s predicament gets out of hand though as her life begins to mirror that of The Scarlet Letter‘s Hester Prynne. Emma Stone as suspected sex vessel? Count me in… and check out the new trailer below.
Looks like a sweet and funny take on a potentially dirty subject doesn’t it? I’m curious to see how far into the gender perceptions it goes as far as guys who have sex being celebrated while girls who do the same are branded as tramps. (That attitude is so old fashioned and sexist, because we all know guys can be sluts too. ) At the very least the movie takes a slightly parallel and unusual track here in that it’s a pseudo sex comedy headed up by a female star. Stone hasn’t really been stretched as an actress yet, but this is her first lead role so it’s probably make or break time for her. Luckily she has some fantastic support in the form of Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell, and Amanda Bynes. Director Will Gluck’s last movie was the low-key (but better than believed to be) Fired Up! which was also a fairly sweet comedy masquerading as a sex romp.
Easy A opens wide in theaters on September 17th.
What do you think of the trailer?