MGM has greenlit a new film, Bottoms, about two queer girls who want to sleep with the popular cheerleaders in their school.
Writer-director Emma Seligman is working on this new queer romantic comedy about two unpopular girls in their senior year of high school who start a female fight club in order to hook up with the girls on the cheerleading team.
As reported by Deadline, Rachel Sennott (Shiva Baby, Bodies Bodies Bodies) and Ayo Edebiri (Big Mouth) have been cast to play the two main characters in Bottoms. Other actors set to appear in the film include Havana Rose Liu, Punkie Johnson, Miles Fowler, Marshawn Lynch, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Nicholas Galitzine, among others. Producers Elizabeth Banks, Alison Small, and Max Handelman will be producing the movie for MGM's Orion Pictures.
Over the years, there have been numerous coming-of-age films about high schoolers exploring their sexuality, losing their virginity, and/or going to extreme lengths to try to impress certain love interests. However, most of these movies have historically been about straight boys going through these new experiences. Notable examples include American Pie, The Girl Next Door, and Superbad, to name a few. There have also been female-driven comedies within this genre such as Easy A and Booksmart. Nonetheless, Bottoms will be groundbreaking in the sense that it's a film about young queer women learning about and experiencing sexual desire.
Production on Bottoms is set to start in the spring, but an official release date has yet to be announced. The film is a part of the slate of upcoming projects at Orion Pictures, which was recently rebranded by MGM to focus on telling stories of underrepresented characters and communities.