Monday, May 24, 2010
Trailer: Easy A
The viral teasers for Emma Stone teen comedy Easy A left me not totally convinced. The synopsis was intriguing, but the clips they chose as an initial selling point felt off-topic. The first full trailer for the film, however, shows real promise. Blending literary references (the A is an allusion to Hawthorne's Hester Prynne) with the huge opportunity for interesting social-sexual commentary, Easy A follows a high school nobody who manipulates the rumor mill to ascend the ranks of the popularity hierarchy. How? Watch the trailer. It feels very Mean Girls to me, and boasts a respectable line-up of talent cast as authority figures (Thomas Haden Church, Stanley Tucci, and Patricia Clarkson all in a teen movie?). Yeah, I'm going to see it when it arrives in theaters this September. The odds look good.