What occurs to a gaggle of vapid, bored, wealthy gen Z-ers/millennials holed up in a McMansion throughout hurricane season when the wi-fi goes out?
If the movie Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies is something to go by, they’re going to most likely find yourself killing one another — until another person does it first.
The brand new horror-comedy movie starring Pete Davidson and Amandla Stenberg follows seven mates who play a murder-in-the-dark model sport known as Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies.
However earlier than lengthy precise our bodies begin mounting, they usually have to determine who the killer is.
Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova performs protagonist Bee, an outsider and the brand new girlfriend of one of many group members.
Chatting with ABC Information from New York, she says the shortage of belief between the supposed close-knit group of mates propels the story.
“You are coping with your small little issues about have you ever texted her or you do not like my podcast or my mother and father should not higher class,” she says.
“All of those little issues that aren’t life-threatening issues in a time when supposedly you must shield your self and your family members from a possible killer or pure catastrophe.
“That is the humorous half [is] that you just get people [that worry about] so many little issues as an alternative of the large image, which is horrifying. So it turns into humorous.”
‘The largest monster is inside us’
Because the group of 20-somethings race to find the assassin of their midst, in addition they grapple with with social points like performative ally-ship and cancel tradition.
Terrified and coated in blood, they nonetheless handle to hurl insults at one another, like “You set off me”, “You’re so poisonous” and “You hate-listen to her podcast”.
“The largest monster on this movie is in some way inside us in each single character,” says Bakalova, who’s greatest recognized for her position as Borat’s daughter Tutar in Borat: Subsequent Film Movie.
“It isn’t that a lot the hurricane, even the wi-fi. It is what occurs inside us when these circumstances occur round us.
“Who’re we really, within the darkness?”
The movie asks whether or not the anxiousness with these points is intergenerational, because the characters masks their emotions by speaking by screens, utilizing GIFs, memes and stickers to convey emotion.
“Am I gen Z? Am I a millennial? I imagine that every one generations are fairly glued to their telephones,” Bakalova says.
“I do not suppose [technology is] essentially a nasty factor so long as you understand how to make use of it correctly, however it’s positively shaping our lives in a manner that modifications communication between us.
“We sort of put a border between us and it is tougher to speak and develop an actual relationship, construct a belief with somebody.
“And that is what we witnessed with these folks which might be on this nightmare.
“It is the primary time they’ve most likely communicated with one another for actual for years.”
Bakalova stars alongside a various forged that features Chase Lui Wonders, Myha’la Herrold, Rachel Sennott and Lee Tempo.
“Artwork is just about a mirrored image of the life we stay,” she says.
“And so many occasions, life copies artwork… And I feel it is necessary to listen to all completely different voices.”
The thriller-slasher-black comedy movie might be launched in Australia on September 15.