Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Twenty years ago, American Pie premiered, and its impact was soon felt. I grew up hearing plenty of American Pie references I was in marching band, so those band camp jokes were inescapable , but I never watched the movie until this past weekend.
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Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. One reason is financial. In this era of mammoth blockbusters complimented by the rare festival circuit darling, the mid-budget studio film that makes good is largely a thing of the past. Though these movies defined the comedic sensibilities of a generation, they don't age well. These films tend to read today as only kind of funny and very sexist. The late '90s and early aughts saw a resurgence of raunchy teen fare that has endured a bit better and offered a slight improvement in their depiction of women. Since then, we've turned away from the sex comedy.
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As early as , though, Universal Studios recognized there might still be life in the American Pie brand and enlisted Elliott — who has previously shepherded home entertainment revivals of franchises like The Scorpion King , Kindergarten Cop and Blue Crush — to bake up another edition. As the reboot went through its lengthy development process, the landscape for high school comedies changed as movies like Blockers and Booksmart found acclaim and success by and about women. I felt like I could make the right movie at the right time, and with the right partners. It was a real effort to make sure that we weren't making dumb guy mistakes.
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