Chances are high that when reading a review for Olivia Wilde
’s acclaimed feature debut “Booksmart
” a comparison was made between the director’s female-driven high school comedy and the R-rated comedy classic “Superbad
.” The endless comparisons between “Booksmart
” and “Superbad
” were impossible to ignore, so much so that Wilde herself couldn’t escape them. In a recent interview with Yahoo Entertainment (via The Playlist), Wilde shared mixed feelings about how her film was constantly put in the shadow of another male-dominated comedy.
“I mean, hopefully, we get to a point where every female movie doesn’t have to become the female version of a male film, but I loved ‘Superbad
,’” Wilde said. “I mean, in a certain sense, I’m like, we should be so lucky. I fucking love that movie. It’s amazing. But I did feel that we should stand alone. Hopefully, that’s a kind of