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Bottoms (2023)

Lonely Hassain Sabzian tells a lie to a stranger that turns into a much larger story about fraud, identity, and playing a role.

The Story

PJ and Josie, two unlikable baby lesbian losers, start a fight club as a way to lose their virginities to cheerleaders. Their club gains traction, and soon the most popular girls in school are punching each other in the face in the name of self-defense. Their biggest haters end up being the school’s cherished football team. How far will the bad girls go to save the boys of football? (Keep reading for our initial thoughts.)


The Deets

Rating: R
Concerns: Crude Sexual Content, Some Violence, Pervasive Language
Runtime: 1h 28m
Genre: Comedy, LGBTQ+
Original Language: English
Release Date (US Theaters): August 25, 2023 Limited

Main Cast

Rachel Sennott as PJ
Ayo Edebiri as Josie
Havana Rose Liu as Isabel
Kaia Gerber as Brittany
Nicholas Galitzine as Jeff
Marshawn Lynch as Mr. G
Punkie Johnson

Production & Crew

Distributor: Orion Pictures 
Production Co:  Orion Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Brownstone Productions
Director(s): Emma Seligman
Producer(s): Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Alison Small
Writer(s): Emma Seligman, Rachel Sennott
Cinematography: Maria Rusche
Music: Leo Birenberg, Charli XCX
Editor: Hanna Park
Hair/Makeup Lead: Shandrea Williams (hair), Natalie Christine Johnson (makeup)
Costumes: Eunice Jera Lee

Initial Thoughts

When was the last time you laughed through an entire movie, start to finish. No gushy sad scene written to jerk tears out of your eyes in favor of the main character, no scenes of domestic abuse that pull the strings of your heart to understand a character more deeply. And when was the last time you laughed during a bloody fight scene and not felt like a sadistic psychopath? 

It would be easy to say Bottoms is a blend of But I’m a Cheerleader and Clueless, with a little 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s All That, and a dash of American Pie and Jawbreakers. No, Bottoms is more than an amalgamation of cheesy 90s film nostolgia. It’s so, so much more. Bottoms a raunchy retake on the lesbian film, where we jump past coming out to just ‘coming.’

Did anyone else see the name of the diner in the movie, But I’m a Diner? lmao. Or as we said in the 90’s: Hahahahahaha.

This movie is very close to the top of our Top Ten 2023 movie list. It’s also the one and only release from the new Orion Pictures for 2023, as far as we know at the moment. 

The Trailer

The FFS girls are 80s babies and found our “film feet” watching Orion movies. We’re super excited that Orion is back, and that it’s still distributing movies we love. So, in honor of Orion’s revival, watch the title card. 🙂

But Wait, There’s More!