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No one wants to run into the mean kid from childhood as an adult. Especially if that mean kid is now a mean adult.
For best friends Kate (Burning Love’s June Diane Raphael) and Chloe (Happy Endings’ Casey Wilson), that person is Laurel. Played with a vicious coolness by Alicia Silverstone, Laurel is a former beauty queen who eviscerated a younger Kate and Chloe at pageants. “I love the way the two of you aren’t embarrassed about where you are in life,” she says to Kate and Chloe.
But, these two don’t seem easily dismayed and accept the opportunity to go back to their old pageant stomping grounds for another chance to compete at the anniversary show. And the girls hit the road with a killer soundtrack, some fabulous hats, and an optimism that we haven’t seen since Romy and Michele went to their high school reunion. Written by Wilson and Raphael, first trailer for Ass Backwards looks like silly fun. There’s even a pantless scene.
'Ass Backwards': Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael on their 'DIY dream project' -- POSTER PREMIERE
When Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) and June Diane Raphael (Burning Love) set out to dress in their beauty pageant finest for the poster for their movie, Ass Backwards, they didn’t have to look far to find the right outfits.
“We took to the streets — and by the streets we mean a downtown LA quinceanera shop — to procure the best dresses I have ever seen,” Raphael tells EW. “The look we were kind of going for is like crazy Toddlers and Tiaras-type little girl dresses, and you know, luckily for us those are also quinceanera dresses, they are one in the same.”
The co-writers and co-stars added their own special touches to the dresses. “June went crazy at a Michael’s fabric store to kind of beadazzle and jazz them up, so it’s basically our DIY dream project,” Wilson adds.
The film, which opens November 8, premiered at a midnight showing at Sundance earlier this year. It follows the story of two best friends who ditch the city and road trip back to their hometown to try to win the beauty pageant they lost as kids.
Check out the full poster for the film below.
Sing along with Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael in first 'Ass Backwards' clip -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Who says a buddy road trip comedy is reserved for the boys’ club? In Ass Backwards, which premiered at a Sundance Midnight screening last week, Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael star as two best friends who leave New York to compete in a pageant in their hometown. Obviously, hilarity and roadtrip sing alongs, like the one in the clip below, ensue. EW spoke with writers and stars Wilson and Raphael about the film, which is based on an actual road trip the real life friends took just after college.
“Spirits are very high even though we’ve just been evicted out of our apartment, our characters are very optimistic that everything’s going to be OK,” says Raphael of the clip.
“There’s only one problem,” Wilson adds,”which is that our CD skips. But it’s OK, because we’ve memorized all the skips.”
Check out the sneak peek of Ass Backwards below.
It’s the second to last day of filming Ass Backwards and co-writer and star Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) is thrilled that the end is in sight. Wilson and her longtime friend and co-writer June Diane Raphael (New Girl) are finishing up shooting on their long-in-the-works “balls-out” independent movie about lifelong best friends who decide to go back to their childhood hometown to enter a beauty pageant against their mean girl nemesis (Alicia Silverstone). But the real comedy comes from the road trip, which features Chloe (Wilson) and Kate (Raphael) making their way through everything from a strip club to a brief stop in a lesbian commune.
“It’s definitely a real love story between friends, and this crazy, insane co-dependent friendship,” Raphael told EW on set last July about the female buddy comedy. “Based on our own lives in New York City many, many years ago. It’s just about that crazy time when you’re not yet married, not a child anymore…it’s a weird zone.” Inspired by movies such as Thelma & Louise as well as Dumb & Dumber, “It’s been a labor of love,” Wilson said.
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