After I noticed the characteristic movie Bottoms, I had an urge to interview a prime about it. I knew what I, a backside, thought in regards to the characteristic movie Bottoms. However what about tops? I needed to listen to from a prime on Bottoms. Conveniently, I attended my screening of the characteristic movie Bottoms with the highest I occur to be engaged to.
Instantly after we left the theater, I sat down with my fiancé Kristen — a prime! — at a bar close to our home and requested her about Bottoms, the film. Over $5 previous fashioneds in a bar that may have throwback speakeasy vibes if the lights weren’t so shiny, we mentioned this very important work of queer cinema that I want to see 75 extra instances.
Beneath, learn a transcript of our transient however passionate Bottoms interview, which I’ve additionally footnoted with essential and possibly very bottomy extra commentary. Take pleasure in!
Kayla: All proper. In three phrases, describe Bottoms, the film.
Kristen: Goofy, perverted, tender.
Kayla: Oh, wow. Now, in three phrases, describe Bottoms, the folks.
Kristen: Goofy, perverted, tender.1
Kayla: Okay. So what did you consider the film Bottoms extra particularly?
Kristen: It was lots funnier than I believed it might be as a result of it was very satirical. I believe I used to be not as ready for it to be as making enjoyable of itself because it was. It felt like watching Scream Queens, possibly.
Kristen: It was actually digging into its personal cliches and increasing on them in very, very, very humorous methods, which I preferred. Our viewers that we have been in was half homosexual folks, half aggressively straight folks. Previous straights, which I say with love as an previous particular person, but it surely was like 70-year-old straight folks in there being like, right here I’m, to see the characteristic movie Bottoms.2
However I believe the jokes have been particularly not afraid to be like, oh, the methods during which we make jokes about sexuality and our bodies and assault and issues like that — folks weren’t ready for it. And so you might hear, ha ha ha. And then you definately hear a really rapidly useless silence for issues. I believed it was nice.
Kayla: Who have been the most important bottoms in Bottoms?
Kristen: Oh, the cheerleader that was with the soccer participant was a backside.3 She punched lots, however I believe that may be a backside.
Kayla: Bottoms can punch.
Kayla: That’s true.
Kristen: I needed to present you easy methods to punch.
Kayla: You probably did have to show me easy methods to punch.
Kristen: So that you don’t break your personal thumb.
Kayla: In a means, we had our personal struggle membership.
Kristen: We didn’t. We didn’t. I had you present me easy methods to make a fist, after which I had you punch my hand.
Kayla: Yeah, you let me punch you.4
Kristen: My hand, yeah.
Kayla: You stated punch as onerous as I might.
Kristen: And it was not very onerous, however I used to be happy with you.
Kayla: So then who’re the tops in bottoms? Wait, is that the one backside in Bottoms?
Kristen: No. I imply, I believe it’s onerous to know with a few of them as a result of they’re alleged to be youngsters. Youngsters are like, you don’t know what the hell you need. You’re simply aggressively sexy. And that may translate into possibly that you simply’re a prime, however you’re not a prime. You’re simply so sexy. You’re feeling such as you’re going to die.
Kayla: Yeah, that was me at that age. And I wasn’t a prime then or now.
Kristen: So the 2 fundamental characters5, proper? These are each tops.
Kayla: It’s ironic.
Kristen: Sure, however okay. You possibly can see Josie6 was going to be the highest in that state of affairs. Once they minimize away once they’re having intercourse, she climbs on prime of that different lady.
Kayla: She was actually on prime.
Kristen: It was really very cute and really humorous to see the opposite character. I can’t bear in mind both of their names.
Kayla: I’m simply going to fill them in after the very fact for you.7
Kristen: Thanks a lot. They have been in mattress collectively doing homework, and he or she was doing these cute jokes. She was lastly flirting actually successfully in a means you might inform she’d needed to the entire time after which leaned in for a kiss. She’s a prime however goofy, not good at it. None of them have ever had intercourse earlier than. So possibly at that time, primarily, technically everybody’s a backside. You don’t know what the fuck you’re doing.
Kayla: Wait, bottoms know what they’re doing.
Kristen: Not whenever you’re in highschool.
Kayla: No, however do tops?
Kristen: Nobody is aware of what they’re doing in highschool. That’s what I simply stated.8
Kayla: Okay. I believed you have been saying that made everybody bottoms.
Kristen: No, I simply suppose nobody is aware of what they’re doing.
Kristen: I believe I stated possibly that makes primarily everybody a backside, since you don’t… I believe I’m describing this mistaken, but it surely’s similar to there’s not a tops or bottoms. It’s simply being unhealthy at intercourse and never understanding. I believed they did an important job at that. The place it’s like being so sexy, you are feeling such as you’re going to perish. However then being so silly and goofy that no person would need to have intercourse with you.
Kristen: I don’t know. I imply, I had intercourse with folks once I was in highschool9, but it surely’s not like I did something actually erotic.
Kayla: Did you make a struggle membership?
Kristen: No. I used to be in present choir, so no.
Kayla: Did you employ present choir in the identical means that they used struggle membership?
Kristen: That’s why anyone obtained into present choir.
Kayla: For pussy?
Kristen: You possibly can be in a altering room. You possibly can be doing-
Kayla: Oh, that’s true.
Kristen: You possibly can be singing Les Mis to a different lady’s face.
Kayla: That’s sizzling. It’s erotic.
Kristen: Somebody’s dying. You’re holding them.
Kristen: If that’s not erotic, I don’t know what’s.
Kayla: That’s true.
Kristen: Singing Phantom of the Opera, and certainly one of you is the Phantom.
Kristen: Get out of right here.
Kayla: Yeah. Much more erotic than a struggle membership. Arguably.
Kristen: I cherished watching them punch one another.
Kayla: I did too. That was the spotlight of the movie, which I assume is the entire premise. We will finish there.