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Sex, Potty Humor, Fire Up Camp in Wet Hot American Summer Trailer (watch!)

Cult Movie Classic Returns as Netflix Series

Bradley Cooper casts a loving glance at a fellow counselor in the new trailer for Netflix series 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.' (Photo: Netflix)

Bradley Cooper casts a loving glance at a fellow counselor in the new trailer for Netflix series ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.’ (Photo: Netflix)

Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks and some of the hottest comedians on the planet go to summer camp in a new trailer for NetFlix’s “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” an eight-part series loaded with non-stop sexual innuendo and potty humor.

The series is a take-off on the 2001 cult classic “Wet Hot American Summer,” a satirical romantic comedy that spoofed sex comedies aimed at teen audiences in the 1980s.

Surprisingly, Netflix was able to pull together most of the original cast for its spoof of the spoof film. Beside Cooper and Banks, returning cast members include Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter.

You may notice a common connection. Many of the actors were part of MTV’s sketch comedy troupe “The State.”

The movie veterans are joined by newcomers Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, John Slattery, Chris Pine and Lake Bell. Obviously, there must have been a certain cache to appearing in the series.

Big names aside, the formula is basically the same with one difference. The original movie focused on the last day at Camp Firewood; the new series focuses on the first day.

The trailer opens with campers arriving while a voice over intones that summer is a time of firsts… “first jobs, first crushes and first day of camp.”

But some first are strictly forbidden, like relationships between campers and counselors, including things like “dry humping, necking, wet humping, finger banging, wheelbarrowing, saltwater taffying.”

Of course all of the above and more goes on among the hormonally driven campers and their counselors.

The series will begin airing July 31.

Check out the trailer below, let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest movie news.




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