Trailer Watch: Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza are Raunchy Nuns in “The Little Hours”

“The Little Hours”

Nuns are usually depicted as stern, stoic, and cloistered away from the debauchery of the wider world. A NSFW trailer has landed for “The Little Hours,” and never before have we seen the likes of the (un)holy ladies at the center of the comedy. A passerby greets the Sisters by commenting on the beautiful weather, and his innocuous, pleasant remark is not received well. “Hey! Don’t fucking talk to us,” they chide him, calling him a “fucking creep.”

“Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer,” the film’s official synopsis details. “After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.”

According to a priest who tallies the Sisters’ sins, their offenses include filthy conversation, lustfulness, homosexuality, and eating blood. But it’s not all fun and games for the nuns at the convent. Alessandra complains of being “stuck here with all of these bitches.”

“The Little Hours” received strong reviews at Sundance, where it made its world premiere in January. The film’s cast includes Molly Shannon and “Girls’” Jemima Kirke.

Written and directed by Jeff Baena (“Life After Beth”), “The Little Hours” hits theaters June 30.

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