Fight Club meets But I’m a Cheerleader in Emma Seligman's and Rachel Sennott's latest female-driven dark comedy, Bottoms, which follows their break-out hit Shiva Baby.


Bottoms was released in the US during the summer and made huge splash at the box office for an indie film, grossing $516,254 (£409,340) in a limited release on 10 screens.

The movie follows two queer high school outcasts, PJ (Rachel Sennott) and Josie (Ayo Edebiri) as they start an all-girls fight club with the ulterior motive of sleeping with cheerleaders.

The result? Their fare share of bruised faces and bloody noses.

Naming a few of the film's inspirations, Sennott said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly: "We had references in our mind in terms of Scott Pilgrim, Jennifer's Body, Jawbreaker… all these different movies.

"But we also wanted to make sure we weren't [just] doing one and that it was a mash-up of genres. It's a campy high school movie, but it's also an action movie."

Adding that the film also contains its faire share of gore, Sennott continued: "I think no one actually thought that we were gonna make it bloody. We had our producers calling […] they were like, 'Just for clarity, it's not actually a fight club...?' We were like, 'It's a fight club!'"

Read on for everything you need to know about the movie, including when it's set to land in the UK.

Bottoms movie release date UK

Bottoms was released in the US on 25th August, and after a few months of waiting, a UK release date has finally been announced.

The film will be released in cinemas by Warner Bros on Friday 3rd November 2023 – so less than a month to wait for UK fans who have been patiently waiting to see what all the hype is about!

The movie first premiered at SXSW back in March to positive reviews.

Bottoms streaming release date

An official streaming release date is yet to be announced, but given that Bottoms is an MGM movie, it is expected that it will eventually come to Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video.

Who’s in the cast of Bottoms?

Rachel Sennott in Bottoms wearing a stripy top, looking shocked
Rachel Sennott in Bottoms. MGM/ YouTube.

Rachel Sennott stars as PJ while Ayo Edebiri appears as Josie, two unpopular students who decide to start an all-girls fight club.

Meanwhile, Havana Rose Liu (No Exit) features as Isabel, Kaia Gerber (American Horror Stories) as Brittany and Nicholas Galitzine (Red, White & Royal Blue) as Jeff.

Other cast members include Dagmara Domińczyk (Succession), Marshawn Lynch (Westworld), Ruby Cruz (Mare of Easttown), Miles Fowler (The Resident) and Punkie Johnson (Saturday Night Live).

Behind the camera, Shiva Baby’s Emma Seligman is directing the film. Sennott co-wrote the script with her, too.

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