When I heard Will Ferrell and Adam McKay were slapping their names on a teen sex comedy I expected something like Sex Drive. That’s not at all what you’ll get in the first trailer for The Virginity Hit. Instead it’s kind of like a fictionalized version of The Real Cancun, but with bigger nerds and a lot of unnecessary references to YouTube, just for the kids.
Regardless of the format the topic seems to be the same: the teenage obsession with getting laid. Hollywood’s been making raunchy movies on the topic since the late 70s but to me it feels like the obsession has grown even worse in the past few years. I’m not sure what it says about our society that our teenagers are only interested in the size of their cocks, but I’m pretty sure it’s nothing good. Whatever it says about us as a people, it’s probably being said in the red band trailer for The Virginity Hit. Here it is:
The movie’s about four friends exploiting their teen sexuality for internet popularity. I feel gross just typing that but then I’m not into underage kids and I automatically want to vomit whenever any movie resorts to turning its characters into lame internet celebrities. You can be sure, however, that The Virginity Hit’s teenage target demographic will get excited when they see someone else using a computer. “Dude they use YouTube too! This movie gets me.” Somewhere out there some 15-year-old has just uttered those words.
At least it's not another Superbad clone though. Give them credit for that. They're trying. Maybe it'll work, but even more interesting than the movie’s trailer is this girl, who shows up as the lead character’s exploited girlfriend, but looks like Winona Ryder minus twenty or so:
Sony hasn’t released the movie’s full cast list but she’s a dead ringer for Winona Ryder circa 1989 isn’t she? Clearly Winona has discovered some sort of miracle de-aging cream or something. Side by side comparison. Winona on the left, screenshot from The Virginity Hit on the right: