You know how the past decade or so has brought us countless films with a male protagonist who is juvenile and irredeemable, and it's kind of a problem? Wouldn't it be so
equally problematic edgy and trendy and subversive if filmmakers started casting WOMEN in those roles instead of men?! Well, it didn't work in Bad Teacher, so Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody are giving it a try with Young Adult:
Charlize Theron is "the girl you hated in high school." She also appears to be "the woman you will hate in this movie." A two-minute trailer isn't enough to determine whether Young Adult will be worth watching (especially not a David Bowie-filled Diablo Cody trailer—I'm onto you and your tricks, lady) but it is enough to get a sense of what the filmmakers are going for: That a (white, attractive, straight) woman behaving badly—and we're talking really badly, like marriage-ruining badly—is worth watching.
Are you buying it?