Her Bottoms (Elizabeth Banks serves as a producer) features Rachel Sennott at PJ and Ayo Edebiri as best friend Josie who get in over their heads to realize their simmering inhibitions.
The stuff in Rock Ridge High often has the feel and look of parody and tropes of films from American Pie with fighting techniques escalating all in the name of intense feminist spirit.
Still, the opportunity for the teens invite wild situations as the football team keep their uniforms and pads on in tis non-stop gabfest that for some will be too brazenly bonkers. Havana Rose Liu and Kaia Gerber are the cheerleading objects of desire who complement the genuine, if aggressive ways of Edebiri and Sennott (a co-writer her with an assured Seligman).
Th contagious way of the narrative shoehorns a bit into notions of the cult Winona Ryder 1989 film, but might be too airy and unrefined in the storytelling for its own good. Hysterical support from ex-NFL Marshawn Lynch as a faculty advisor for the club, while Ruby Cruz’s Hazel registers quite well in her own right becoming a kind of collateral damage after retained as an organizer.
Bottoms offers a defiant honesty with bruising and bloodshed in driving wildly through a male-dominated genre with intrepid if insane insouciance.