How to Be Single Trailer Reminds Us That Being Single Sucks, Ladies Looove to Talk Vaginas

It’s been a while since we’ve had a “beautiful girl and her less conventionally attractive but fun sidekick find love in the big city” film, but Rebel Wilson’s got to keep working and Dakota Johnson’s got nothing going on besides Fifty Shades, so there’s a new one on its way. And if the trailer to How to Be Single is any indication, being single still—you guessed it—sucks.


The movie, which also stars Leslie Mann and Alison Brie, tells the story of a broken-hearted but beautiful (this is mentioned several times) business person (Johnson) who doesn’t know how to live life to the fullest. That’s when her fun fearless female co-worker (Wilson) steps in to teach her how to drink and dance and get men to buy her drinks. (Flashing boobs is the answer to the last one.)

Of course, this ends up being an important friendship that teaches both women something about themselves, Western beauty ideals and self-loathing. How much do you want to bet that by the end of the movie both women learn to love themselves and at least one has had a makeover? How many fat jokes will Rebel Wilson make about herself? All these answers could be yours if you have $10 and a masochistic bent.

How to be Single threatens it’ll be in theaters soon, but it might just be better for everyone if you skip it and drink an entire bottle of wine by yourself.

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This film would be funnier with Alison Brie and Rebel Wilson as the leads.