The first trailer for the upcoming comedy Joy Ride, starring some of our favorite queer actors and comedians, has been released!
The movie stars Ashley Park, queer Oscar-nominee Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All At Once), bisexual comedian Sherry Cola (Good Trouble), and nonbinary comedian Sabrina Wu.
“When Audrey’s (Park) business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo (Cola), her irreverent childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat (Hsu), her college friend-turned-Chinese soap star; and Deadeye (Wu), Lolo’s eccentric cousin,” the film’s description reads. “Complete with some Bridesmaids-like shenanigans, their experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are.”
The trailer starts with two very different families (one white, one Asian) that have one thing in common: Chinese-American daughters. But the two daughters quickly become friends after a playground bully insults their race and one of them punches him right in the face. It’s best friends at first sight.
From there, things go hilariously off the rails for the two best friends Audrey and Lolo.
It looks like much of the movie will follow the friends, and a couple more additions, as they search for Audrey’s birth mother in China.
While there, we see the friends shoving drugs up their vaginas and buttholes, having wild sex, dressing like K-Pop stars, and getting up to all sorts of shenanigans.
Joy Ride (2023) Official Red Band Trailer - Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, Sabrina Wuyoutu.be
The movie also stars Ronny Chieng, Desmond Chiam, Alexander Hodge, and Chris Pang. It comes from first-time director Adele Lim, who co-wrote both Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon.
Joyride is having its world premiere today at SXSW and is in theaters everywhere on July 7.