After watching the trailer for the movie Bottoms, my expectations were so low that I was almost certain that this would be one of the top two worst movies of the entire year.
The fundamental problem with the movies that Hollywood produces in 2023 is that everything has to be presented from a depraved progressive lens.
The entire setup for the film Bottoms is that Hollywood wanted to take a page out of the 1980s sex comedies and adapt it for modern times. Much like the problem with Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘No Hard Feelings‘ which came out earlier this year, is that these films are pandering to audiences that don’t exist.
On one hand, you have the feminist Progressive narrative that sex comedies are demeaning and misogynistic to women and that they shouldn’t exist. In an attempt to correct this, you have modern Hollywood writers who try to give these films a progressive flavor to prevent themselves from being attacked from their side.
The thought process here is that if we put two lesbians as the focus characters of the film and have them go through the same adventure that two heterosexual teenage males in the 1980s would have gone through then somehow this would have made a good film.
‘Bottoms’ is a film about PJ and Josie who are two lesbian best friends who have never had sex (Because they’re lesbians I don’t know how that’s going to change even if the plot is successful). The girls eye a popular cheerleader and Isabel’s best friend and fellow cheerleader Brittany to hook up with before the school year ends.
The only problem is that the girls are only known for being ugly and unpopular. As a result of this, they also have a reputation for being criminals who spent time in juvie even though that’s the farthest thing from the truth.
This reputation has led many at the school to believe that the girls are trained killers and the girls use that reputation to create a fight club for women at the school so that they can use their newfound popularity to hook up with their crushes.
Of course, this idea quickly falls apart once the girls are expected to not only know how the fight but train others how to fight. The entire premise of this movie is something that you would have seen out of an early 1980s sex comedy that you can probably find on Tubi right now.
Two losers struggle to find ways to hook up with the women at their school whom they have crushes on, but because it’s 2023 we have to do the progressive angle of making two lesbians the center of the film and running with the same premise. Thanks to this LGBTQ inversion of this story you have a film that lives and dies on pandering to Progressive ideology.
All the tropes of progressive societal rot are evident in this film. A film that is obviously written by a woman that contains horrible dialogue from a comedic standpoint, a thinly put together plot that is never truly fleshed out even when you’re about 2/3 into the film, and because the film is centered on the LGBTQ community there has to be a slanted view on Christianity.
You have a movie here that doesn’t know who it’s playing to. On one hand you have the progressive audience that you have spent the last 40 years telling that these type of movies are offensive and shouldn’t be made and on the other hand you have the group of people who did enjoy these type of movies who are not going to watch one filled with gender ideology and gender studies propaganda.
There is a slight hint of charm to be had here with this film because while the writing is atrocious so if you’re comparing this film to ‘Joyride‘ expecting it to be one of the worst movies of the entire year, this film far surpasses those low expectations.
With that said, ‘Bottoms’ will probably get a honorable mention on a Top 10 worst films of 2023 while staying off the main list.