Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'Playing It Cool' With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza & More Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'Playing It Cool' With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza & More Watch: First Trailer For ‘Serena’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Watch: First Trailer For ‘Serena’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

Details Emerge On What's Inside Natalie Portman-Scribed Sex Comedy 'BYO'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 17, 2010 at 3:18AM

Oh, the many faces of Natalie Portman. On the one hand, she recently told David Poland in an interview that she's very careful about the choices she makes onscreen as she doesn't want to end up edited into hand moisturizer fodder on sites like Mr. Skin (or worse). On the other hand, in the recently debuted red-band trailer for David Gordon Green's "Your Highness," the actress strips down to a thong much to the delight of teen boys everywhere. But it turns out, her pen might be the biggest aphrodisiac yet for dudes who really need to get out more.
2


Oh, the many faces of Natalie Portman. On the one hand, she recently told David Poland in an interview that she's very careful about the choices she makes onscreen as she doesn't want to end up edited into hand moisturizer fodder on sites like Mr. Skin (or worse). On the other hand, in the recently debuted red-band trailer for David Gordon Green's "Your Highness," the actress strips down to a thong much to the delight of teen boys everywhere. But it turns out, her pen might be the biggest aphrodisiac yet for dudes who really need to get out more.

Hollywood Elsewhere got a reader review of the script for the recently announced Natalie Portman co-scribed (she wrote it with her college pal Laura Moses) sex comedy "BYO." While the picture, which currently has Portman set to take the lead role and Anne Hathaway loosely attached in the co-starring slot, is said to be lacking "any serious Jonah Hill-like vulgarity" it does contain a very early scene in which one of lead characters Lucy (described as a "wild sex fiend") "is caught blowing a 15 year-old by the teen's mother."

But that scene (which is a realization of every teen boy fantasy) seems to be about as salacious as it gets. The reader notes that the film has "just lots of Michael Cera snarkiness and McLovin dopey-ness" and while it does contain one other sex scene, "it doesn't get any dirtier than the page-five BJ."

"BYO" doesn't get a particularly enthusiastic response with the reader closing things out by saying, ""I can see it being funnier acted out. It just seems lurid because it's about chicks acting like horny dudes." But you know what? What's wrong with having a movie out there about women who are actually sexually driven for once instead of the standard sex comedy where they get chased for ninety minutes by stunted man-childs? The project is currently being shopped to studios and if it does get picked up and starts moving, a director and even another pass at the script could change the project entirely. So don't think these details are the final word on the project; it's one person's opinion and a lot can happen on the way to the big screen.

This article is related to: Films, Actresses, BYO


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates