Emma Stone stars in the story of a high school nerd who fakes losing her virginity to a gay friend to gain popularity, only to find it has unexpected consequence. The comedy comes across as part Mean Girls, part The 40-Year-Old Virgin and part The Scarlett Letter. And the trailer makes the sum of those parts pretty darn hilarious.
I typically have a rule against watching any movie that includes a musical montage in which the stars sing along to some sappy pop tune, (e.g. Stepmom and probably scores of other movies I never went to see because the montage was featured in the trailer.) But Emma Stone, slowly but steadily being driven into a depraved state of "Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield, is pretty irresistible.
I’m already a Stone fan because of (or maybe despite) Superbad and The House Bunny, so it’s nice to finally see her in the forefront as the star of the film. She has a wacky yet somehow earthy charm, and a hint of pre-off-the-rails Lindsay Lohan (I’m a Lindsay fan too, so don’t hate!). Did you catch her on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this week? She demonstrated the Shake Weight for a full 15 seconds, laughing,"It’s practically pornographic. This is filthy. I’m exhausted." She also told Fallon she thinks her house is haunted. By a redhead.
Here at AfterEllen.com, we often mention the importance of going to see LGBT, feminist and woman-centric movies on opening weekend just to help contribute to those all-important initial box office stats. Is the preview of Easy A enticing enough to get you out to the theater tomorrow?