Magazine May 23, 2016, Issue

Golden Days

Glen Powell, Wyatt Russell, Blake Jenner, J. Quinton Johnson, and Temple Baker in Everybody Wants Some!! (Paramount Pictures)

Think about a stereotypical college or high-school comedy. Then think about its villains. You can picture them, can’t you — smug, dumb jocks, striding the football field or hanging around their frat house like lords of the earth, treating women like objects and lesser men like serfs, just begging for the comeuppance that only a serf-turned-screenwriter can give them?

But have you ever wondered what the world looks like from their point of view? Hath not a jock eyes, hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? If you prick them, do they not bleed?

This is the conceit behind Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants

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