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Writer-director Maggie Carey, wife of SNL vet Bill Hader, sets her raunchy coming-of-age comedy in the 1990s, a more innocent time of cassette tapes and Zubaz pants. She also switches up the gender roles. ”There’s so many movies about guys trying to lose their virginity that we’re used to that,” says Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza, who plays an inexperienced valedictorian on a quest to learn the basics (and intermediates) of intercourse. ”When I was in high school, I learned a lot of things from this Swedish exchange student,” she says. ”[My character’s] more systematic about it.”