I’ll admit, I am out of the loop on Sundance (Wow is there, I know) but this did catch my eye. There’s much much dick in the news lately –Rick Owen‘s penis peep collection… the woman in China who cut off her husband’s…. and now, Adam Scott and Jason Schwatzman‘s full frontal in The Overnight. Spoiler alert! here’s the plot according to Vulture;
Adam Scott and Orange is the New Black‘s Taylor Schilling play young parents who’ve just made the big move to Los Angeles, though Scott laments the fact that they haven’t yet made friends in their new city. Enter Jason Schwartzman and his wife Judith Godreche, who meet our protagonists at a Silver Lake park when their sons promptly hit it off. That evening, Scott and Schilling bring their son to Schwartzman’s palatial manse for a pizza play date, but the real playtime begins when the kids go to bed, the parents get stoned, and the clothes start coming off.
There’s already been a hint of bisexual, swinging frisson in the air as Schwartzman and Godreche attempt to suss out their more innocent dinner guests, but soon enough, the subtext becomes text as a poolside Schwartzman peels off his boxers, revealing what Scott describes as a “giant goddamn horse cock.” Scott can barely take his eyes off it (and neither can the camera), though he’s nowhere near as eager to go skinny-dipping: As Scott later confesses to Schwartzman, he’s been burdened with a micropenis all his life. Sure enough, though, our uninhibited host soon convinces Scott to make peace with his minor member, and the movie marks its midpoint with Scott and Schwartzman dancing full frontal, their very different appendages bouncing eagerly in the night air.
Adam Scott wanted to clarify something to the tittering audience;
“Let me make this clear right now. They were both prosthetics, okay?”
Director Patrick Brice apparently Google searched for “comparable images”, (as if guys, straight or gay have NEVER done that sort of thing) and that’s when the prosthetics company came in. Recalls Scott:
“When we got the first pics back of the large one and the small one, both Mark and I said on the email chain, ‘I don’t think the small one is small enough. I mean, that looks like a pretty good size.'”
But their director was no size queen. What was it like when he was asked what it was like to check out all those potential prosthetic penises? (say that fast three times) Brice grinning said:
“It was the best day of my life.”
You can watch a short interview with the director below.