There are a lot of movies that feature sex, and thus many of them are about the pursuit of it.
How did she make the leap to directing her first feature?
“When you’re a TV writer or showrunner, you’re on set all the time,” Cannon said. It’s a natural evolution.” “Blockers” is the rare prom comedy that gives as much screen time to the parents as the kids.
They are played by Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena, who learn about the virginity pact and try to sabotage it.
Cena’s turn, as an overprotective dad, continues his streak of comedic supporting roles in “Trainwreck” and “Sisters,” but it should elevate his career as an actor.
After launching “21 Jump Street,” “Neighbors” and “Trainwreck,” South by Southwest has a proven track record for catapulting studio comedies into the mainstream.
And now, it looks like the Austin festival has another hit on its hands.
More often than not, prom comedies are driven by what the boys want.
“Honestly, I don’t know if this movie would have been made five years ago,” Cannon said. I hope it opens up a conversation and bridges the gap, where we can start treating women as humans as opposed to sexual objects.
It was exciting to tell that underserved story.” Hollywood started to gravitate toward R-rated raunchy comedies after the success of Judd Apatow’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” But, for the most part, these movies are made by men.
Cannon came from working as a writer on TV shows like “30 Rock” and “New Girl,” which championed strong female protagonists.
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