Bottoms (2023)

(L-R) Ayo Edebiri, Rachel Sennott, Zamani Wilder, Summer Joy Campbell, Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber and Virginia Tucker in Bottoms. Courtesy of ORION Pictures Inc. © 2023 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Bottoms director Emma Seligman tells MovieMaker that her film is simply about “teen girls who start a fight club so they can try to impress and hook up with cheerleaders.” It’s a shamelessly funny, keep-you-guessing, anything-for-a-laugh answer to the 200 million movies about teenage boys who make a bet to do such-and-such by the end of the school year, and has a ridiculous amount of fun dismantling expectations.

It’s also packed with rising stars, including Ayo Edebiri (The Bear), co-writer Rachel Sennott (Shiva Baby), and Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford’s daughter, as the nonplused head cheerleader.