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“What an asshole!” Natalie Morales, who hosted Universal’s presentation, said of Christopher Hitchens, who once infamously wrote about “Why Women Aren’t Funny.”
During Wednesday’s presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, she pointed out that Universal has had plenty of talented comedic women star in its films, and introduced a sizzle reel that included clips from the studio’s hits Bridesmaids, Trainwreck and Sisters.
After, the cast of the studio’s latest comedy starring women, Girls Trip, took the stage to introduce footage from the comedy directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish star in the comedy about four lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival.
“I learned a lot, every day working with these women,” said director Lee.
The four stars admitted that they have plenty of fun on set in New Orleans (it was really shot during Essence Fest), even though most didn’t know each other before the film.
“I felt like I was on the black Curb Your Enthusiasm,” said Haddish of the comedic improve on set.
The new trailer featured plenty of crass humor, and an especially raunchy scene in which Pinkett Smith’s character gets stuck on a zip line over a crowded New Orleans street, and can’t hold her bladder anymore.
The film is set for release July 21.
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