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Humpday Synopsis


It’s been a decade since Ben and Andrew were the bad boys of their college campus. Ben has settled down and found a job, wife, and home. Andrew took the alternate route as a vagabond artist, skipping the globe from Chiapas to Cambodia. When Andrew shows up, unannounced, on Ben’s doorstep, they easily fall back into their old dynamic of heterosexual one-upmanship. After a night of perfunctory carousing, the two find themselves locked in a mutual dare: to enter an amateur porn contest. But what kind of boundary-breaking porn can two dudes make? After the booze and “big talk” run out, only one idea remains—they will have sex together…on camera. It’s not gay; it’s beyond gay. It’s not porn; it’s an art project. But how will it work? And more importantly, who will tell Anna, Ben’s wife? Judging by writer and director Lynn Shelton, it takes a talented woman to unearth the biggest ironies in the male ego. Humpday is a buddy movie gone wild. Shelton expertly mines this clever construct for every possible comedic and irreverent moment. The three lead actors deliver fine-tuned performances amidst postmodern patter and tight, crisp storytelling. Shelton’s command of her craft shines brightest when our two gentlemen finally get down to the task at hand: creating a classic “wriggle in your seat” moment of truth.




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Humpday Director Lynn Shelton Lines Up Laggies As Her Next Project Humpday Director Lynn Shelton Lines Up Laggies As Her Next Project

The Seattle native is ready to lens Laggies, which centers on a 28-year-old woman in a state of arrested development who responds to her boyfriend’s marriage proposal by fleeing. She tells him she’s going on a retreat, when, in fact, she ends up hanging out with high-school-aged friends who continue to let her escape the reality of growing up

Humpday Director Lynn Shelton Lines Up Laggies As Her Next Project

Emily Blunt And Rachel Weisz Going Mumblecore With Lynn Shelton Emily Blunt And Rachel Weisz Going Mumblecore With Lynn Shelton

The film, like Humpday, will be semi-improvised, and it should be very, very interesting to see how trained pros like Weisz and Blunt fit into the mumblecore world of just shooting a scene until it feels right

Emily Blunt And Rachel Weisz Going Mumblecore With Lynn Shelton

Humpday Director Lynn Shelton Tackling Then We Came To The End Humpday Director Lynn Shelton Tackling Then We Came To The End

She didn't specify precisely what she'd be doing on the film, but given that she said she's working with producers Anne Carey and Ted Hope, it's safe to assume she'll be involved in the writing and the directing process as well

Humpday Director Lynn Shelton Tackling Then We Came To The End

Humpday's Joshua Leonard Is Telling A Lie Humpday's Joshua Leonard Is Telling A Lie

The original story is pretty slim on plot and characters, and presumably Leonard and company will have fleshed things out a good bit, but given the involvement of everyone in mumblecore movies like Humpday or Alexander the Last, I'm betting on some laconic, low-key scenes

Humpday's Joshua Leonard Is Telling A Lie

Exclusive Video Interview: Humpday Stars Mark Duplass And Joshua Leonard Exclusive Video Interview: Humpday Stars Mark Duplass And Joshua Leonard

This weekend is already pretty gay, with Bruno flashing his hotpants and arschloch on screens all over the country. But in two theaters, one in New York and one in Seattle

Exclusive Video Interview: Humpday Stars Mark Duplass And Joshua Leonard

Trailer: Sundance Hit Humpday Trailer: Sundance Hit Humpday

Since it debuted at Sundance I've heard nothing but good buzz about Humpday, an indie comedy in which two straight male friends decide to make an amateur porn together. Now the rest of us will get to see what everyone is raving about, since Magnolia Pictures is planning to release the film

Trailer: Sundance Hit Humpday

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