‘Kings of Summer’ Red Band Trailer is a Goddamned Rite of Passage

By  · Published on May 21st, 2013

I knew I recognized Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ name, and it took me a second, but then I realized that he’s the mind behind the incredibly funny short film Successful Alcoholics – a realization that instantly put this coming of age tale on my personal must-see list.

Of course I’m late to the game because tons of people have been eagerly awaiting this one since it emerged from Sundance with a lot of love, showcased a fun trailer, and boasted a stellar cast that includes Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Megan Mullally, Mary Lynn Rajskub and several newcomers.

Now its red band trailer is here, and while there aren’t a ton of adult situations in it, it’s easy to see why the road to maturity detours through a phase of slicing fruit mid-air in your own personal paradise. Check it out for yourself:

Everyone, let’s be environmentally aware when it comes to masturbation. Be the change you want to see.

Kings of Summer hits theaters May 31st.

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