Aubrey Plaza Talks Sex Scenes In ‘The To Do List’
Aubrey Plaza, the Parks & Recreation actress, will star in summer female-driven comedy The To Do List as an insufferably awkward teen in the summer before heading off to college. On the character’s to do list? Losing her virginity.
Performing sexual acts (mostly mock sexual acts) in public was a first for Plaza, which the actress admits was kind of daunting. Performing fake fellatio on Andy Samberg, who plays a musician in the movie, was one thing – having to experiment on herself was another. Writer-director Maggie Carey wanted Plaza to make it look as real as possible.
“She’s like, ‘Well, the camera is going to see everything, so you just have to do it.’ And I was like, ‘Ok,' so I’m just gonna put my hands in my underwear," Plaza told the Los Angeles Times. “All the sex stuff was kind of under this umbrella of awkward comedy, so I didn’t ever feel like ‘Oh my God, I’m baring my sexual self.’ But I hope that people know that I’m better at sex than that."
The To Do List is set twenty years ago in the summer of 1993, but Plaza believes that though iPhones and Gchat are absent, there’s plenty of common ground between teens of all decades. “The way teenagers socialize has changed quite a bit in terms of technology, but I think there are universal similarities between teens in the '90s and now, so I hope they’ll relate to the movie,” she said on the red carpet during the film’s premiere.
Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader, Connie Britton and Christopher Mintz-Plasse also star in The To Do List. The film hits theaters Friday, July 26.
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