It’s unknown what makes boys losing their virginity, or their sad attempts at trying to, such iconic comedies. Sure we are all tired of the phase but it always seems to be a testing ground for trailblazers and of course the copycats until a new refreshing idea or technique comes about.
Four friends buy a bong in the shape of a female demon. Each of the friends is allowed a hit from this ceremonial treasure only after they have lost their virginity. The bong will only be used the four times, thus creating its sacred nature. Three of the friends loose their virginity in short order but the fourth has some difficulty. That is the basis of this ridiculously hilarious film.
The Virginity Hit is smart and genius in so many ways but still bears its roots in so many other films. You have the motivation of a group of friends all looking to lose their virginity. We can all think of a few films where this is the driving force of the characters. Then you have a villainous woman who takes advantage of their weak natures in such a dramatic scope, one can’t help but think of Neil Labute’s The Shape of Things. But the really fun and not complete innovative part of this film is how it was directed.
Remember when the Blair Witch Project was released and all of the marketing tools and directing techniques were over discussed. To put it simply, it was genius then and it is genius now. The directors gave the actors the majority of their situations and sent them off with cameras. Filming took months of time and allowed the actors to create environments and reactions that were both realistic and completely believable. Also, the use of sites like YouTube and the content they uploaded were so grounded in reality you couldn’t help but recognize how fresh and simple this film really is.
The Virginity Hit is definitely the start of a new style of comedy. Expect to see it copied, manipulated and parodied to death but in the end it will be a milestone in this next generation of filmmakers. Along that note, the actors will all be blowing up. Zack Pearlman, Krysta Rodriguez, Nicole Weaver, and Matt Bennett more than likely will be the forerunners of the next generation of comedic actors. It doesn’t hurt that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay helped kick start their careers, much like The 40 Year Old Virgin cemented the careers of many of Judd Apatow’s chosen, this will be the beginning of this talented bunch.
Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, drug and alcohol use.