MGK, Pete Davidson go off the deep end in ‘Big Time Adolescence’ trailer
Big Time Adolescence just got its official Red Band trailer and it goes hard. Starring Pete Davidson, Machine Gun Kelly, Griffin Gluck and Jon Cryer, the film was a smash hit at Sundance Film Festival last year. The film follows a teen from the suburbs who is under the guidance of his college dropout best friend (Davidson) and his buddy (MGK).
The newest trailer gives us a good look at the parties, punishment and persistent comedy that mad Big Time Adolescence such a hit in the first place.
Back in November, it was revealed the coming-of-age drama, directed by Jason Orley, was heading to the Sundance Film Festival. The official description states: "A suburban teenager comes of age under the destructive guidance of his best friend, an aimless college dropout."
After making its Sundance debut, the film scored a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes with Davidson earning praise over his leading role and strong performance.
Now we get to see an official trailer and to be honest, as long as it's not one of those movies that puts all the funny stuff in the trailer, we see why it performed so well.
As stated, the movie centers around Mo(Gluck) and Zeke(Davidson). Zeke is the ex-boyfriend of Mo's older sister and is a college dropout. Zeke genuinely cares for Mo and vice versa, teaching him about life and making him feel cool, but allowing for some very questionable guidance and life decisions along the way.
Mo's father (Cryer) attempts to careen the two apart but judging from the trailer, t doesn't go so well.
MGK plays one of Zeke's good friends Nick and appears to be a constant source of comedy for the potentially emotional film. At one point, MGK gives some very good advice to Mo when he scolds him for looking at a 16-year-old, to which Mo replies that he is 16 as well.
Check out the new trailer below.
Towards the end of the trailer, there is a pretty funny tattoo joke revealed by Mo and his father. Well, MGK actually gave Davidson a tattoo during filming.
Davidson showed off his ink during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter at Sundance Film Festival. They wanted the scene to be authentic which is why he didn’t fake it.
“He actually killed it,” Davidson said about MGK’s tattoo skills. “He did great work. He’s very proud of his work.”
MGK commented during the interview that the “Z” in “Zeke” is so much thicker than the other letters because it was when they were starting to roll. He kept having to go over the letter to make it look real.
MGK also spoke to IndieWire about the tattoo in a bit more detail.
“We were kinda throwin’ in different kick it situations, and one of them, Pete was like, ‘We should do a tattoo scene,’” MGK said. “Being the way that we are, we were like, ‘We should just do this for real,’ so we got a tattoo gun.”
Big Time Adolescence will be in select theaters March 13 and on Hulu March 20.
More Machine Gun Kelly
The saga of MGK‘s formerly rock, now pop-punk album continued a few weeks ago. The musician shared a clip of a meeting with Interscope Records. The album’s producer, better known as blink-182‘s drummer Travis Barker also posted the clip.
Kelly also revealed other previous collaborators blackbear, Trippie Redd and Young Thug will be joining him on the new project. MGK didn’t stop there, though, stating his wish list of collabs included Attila frontman Fronz and the Used vocalist Bert McCracken. Well, at the end of January, Machine Gun Kelly got one wish granted in the form of McCracken. The footage was shared of him in the studio killing it.
With all this news, fans were wondering when we would be getting the much-anticipated album. MGK answered that question saying it will hit in early 2020 between January and March. Now, it seems Machine Gun Kelly is serious about that claim.
Then, we saw a clip of MGK at Interscope Records dancing on a table while playing what should be assumed is a clip of Tickets To My Downfall. The Cleveland-born rapper can’t help but get down, so you know it has to be good. The clip of the song we hear says “Damn!/I saw you walk in the room and I tried my best.” Whether that is his best Bugs Bunny impression or something more serious we’ll find out soon. Watch the video below.
As stated, Tickets To My Downfall is expected sometime in the first quarter of 2020. We really hope it’s sooner rather than later because we are not okay with all of these teases.
What do you think of Big Time Adolescence? Are you excited to watch it? Sound off in the comments below!
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