Here we have the first red-band trailer for The Virginity Hit (a couple swears, but no nudity), a teen sex comedy produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and written and directed by Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland (don’t freak out, dude, I don’t know who they are either). While I normally enjoy teen-sex comedies, especially documentary-style ones, as evidenced by my recent purchase of Underage Vagina Party 7, this looks… well, kind of like every other teen-sex comedy, but with worse production values. Let’s see, we’ve got:
- Shy, dorky, virgin protagonist with loud, chubby best friend
- A botched sexual encounter caught on tape a la American Pie, Road Trip
- A hot girl who meets the protagonist on the internet and offers to take his virginity a la Sex Drive
- A pube-shaving scene (Knocked Up, She’s Out of My League)
That seems like enough clichés for a two-minute trailer. I’m curious, based on Ferrell and McKay’s track record for discovering funny independent comedies (The Foot Fist Way), but this trailer sure isn’t doing it any favors. Not to mention, what’s up with all these movies about people under 25 having sex? Come on, Hollywood, this is real life, not a porno movie.