'Easy A' trailer: The reasons women like teen comedies
After the jump, you’ll find the trailer for Easy A, the teen comedy starring Emma Stone as a virgin who fakes having sex with her gay friend (Cougar Town‘s Travis, Dan Byrd) so people will stop tormenting him at school, then gets talked into faking it with other boys for a change in social and economic status. (“Twenty percent off to Bath & Body Works, is that how much our imaginary tryst meant to you? I fake-rocked your world.”) Some religious kids (led by Amanda Bynes, who has a lot to live up to if she’s going to match Mandy Moore in Saved!) decide to pray for her — while trying to get her to leave their school. (Not sure why, but go with it.) Ironically, they’re studying The Scarlet Letter in class, and when a judgmental classmate snootily suggests she embroider a red A on her wardrobe, she does. This is where it turns into a teen movie adult women love:
1. A modern twist on literature: It justifies us going to see She’s the Man, a Bynes takeoff on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, co-starring Channing Tatum, which was totally enjoyable, BTW.
2. A sassy heroine: Yeah, she’s kinda fake-prostituting herself, but putting on the Scarlet A is pretty badass. Plus, we love Emma Stone’s red hair and voice. We’d have been friends with her.
3. A hot guy who likes said heroine. Cue Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley, who apparently knows what she’s doing and likes her for it. (If he turns out to be a douche, we will revolt.)
4. Parents who know how to deliver a punchline. Hers appear to be played by Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci. Hello? Does it get any better? (Bonus adults: Thomas Haden Church and Lisa Kudrow.)
5. Pop cultural references. When Bynes says there’s a higher power who will judge Stone’s character for her indecency, she responds, “Tom Cruise?”