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Alexandra Daddario & Jon Bass Explain How 'Baywatch' 'Flips the Script' on Gender Roles (Video)

Alexandra Daddario & Jon Bass Explain How 'Baywatch' 'Flips the Script' on Gender Roles (Video)

Alexandra Daddario and her Baywatch co-star Jon Bass are opening up about how the film attempts to redefine stereotypical gender roles.

The duo shared their thoughts while promoting the movie on AOL’s Build Series NYC on Wednesday (May 24) in New York City.

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“I think it was very important for all of us – the cast and obviously the producers and director [Seth Gordon] – to create female characters that weren’t just dumb and funny because they were dumb,” Alexandra said. “The point was that Baywatch takes itself very seriously – we’re all like CIA operatives but on the beach – and all the women are very tough and strong, and I think that made a lot of sense in the context of this film, and I think it actually makes it funnier. It’s a little cliche to just have the women there as eye candy. Part of the joke is that we’re all supernaturally hot, but that’s not just what it is.”

“We do a really good job of sort of flipping the script and making sure that, yeah, the guys get their due. Because it’s 2017,” Jon chimed in. “The essence of Baywatch in and of itself is, you know, is sexy. It’s sexy, it’s beachy, and it’s fun – and we’re not throwing that out, we’re saying, ‘Look, that is a part of this movie, but we also know how absolutely hilarious and ridiculous that is.’”

Hear what else they had to say below, and don’t miss Baywatch when it hits theaters this Friday (May 25)!


Alexandra Daddario And Jon Bass Discuss Reversing Gender Roles in Baywatch

FYI: Alexandra is wearing Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

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Photos: Noam Galai/ BUILD Series
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  • Just Saying

    redefine stereotypical gender roles? the hot chicks wearing tiny swimsuits, the muscular guys saving the day and the chubby awkward guys is the comic relief… Seems pretty stereotypical to me.

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    all gay pranks it will fail read this

    Full frontal male genital nudity: -
    “The scene shows Mitch playing a terrible prank on poor Matt when he
    tells him to check a dead man’s naked body for evidence of a crime. The
    runnning joke has Efron handling the corpse’s penis and scrotum and even
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  • Elwood

    Was just reading the reviews…. Apparently, it’s an R rated beach movie with no female nudity…? Can anyone say “RIP-OFF”. Oh, but it has male nudity!? Hmmm, NO THANKS! Sounds like this movie might be better for gay men. Plus, it has the added bonus — the retro-typical, ultra-stoopid premise of lifeguards turned crime fighters, with interspersed teenage-level humor! Oh well, every mildly retarded lifeguard needs a hobby I suppose…. NO, I WON’T BE GOING TO THE THEATER TO SEE THIS ONE. …maybe watch when it hits DVD.