We know, we know: There is no way in hell you're going to see a movie called Bridesmaids. Especially if it's about actual bridesmaids (the kind you might find at, say, a wedding) as opposed to naughty bridesmaids or slutty bridesmaids (the kind you might find in, say, pornography). But ignore the title and focus instead on these facts: Far from being a celebration of dresses and tuxes and petal-dusted aisles, the movie is about a single, thirtysomething, fall-for-the-wrong-guy specialist's comic descent into bridal-party purgatory. It stars and was cowritten by Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live's reigning MVP, and most important, it is damn funny. But if you're still not on board, Wiig has a few more reasons why this is one chick flick you should let yourself get dragged to.
The very first scene is a multiposition sex scene involving Wiig and Jon Hamm.
"There's some good positions in there. Jon Hamm—pumpin' away. He was making his money that day. There was nothing hot about that scene. We weren't, like, looking into each others' eyes. A lot of women who've seen the movie tell me that they can totally relate to that relationship. We've all had that one person where we're like, 'I don't know.... But he's good-looking. And it's convenient.' Am I saying something about myself that I shouldn't be saying?"
There's a laser show in the movie.
"Yes, lasers. Car stunts. Littering. Drinking. Drugs. Vomit. These are all things guys like, right?"
It is R-rated.
"I don't want to make it seem like it's just this crass, farting raunchfest. It's an adult— Well, I was gonna say it's an adult film. But then it wouldn't be rated R. It'd be rated something else. Although if we want guys to come..."
It's in 3-D.
"Okay, it seems 3-D. It's shot in such a way that it just leaps out at you. And the people in the background are smaller than the people in the foreground. That's kind of like 3-D, right? Or maybe that's just how your eyes work."
It does not fetishize marriage and weddings.
"Even in this day and age, if you're not married, there are people who are like, Awww! Don't worry, it'll happen for you someday. Which is fucking crazy. So when we were writing the movie, we were hoping to send the message that you don't have to be married to be a normal member of society."
There is a scene in which multiple wedding dresses are vomited and/or shat upon.
"And I cannot take credit for it. That was all Judd."
Oh, right: It's produced by Judd Apatow.
"Even though his movies tend to be male-centered, women love them, too, because they have heart. It's not just joke, joke, joke, the end. He brought a lot of that to the script this time. And maybe knowing that Judd had something to do with it, people will realize there's more to the movie than what the title suggests."
And anyway, the title was his idea.
"We had a hard time with it. Really hard. And finally Judd said, 'Let's just call it Bridesmaids.' He was like, 'Look, that's what it is, that's what it's about. It's simple. It's one word."