Watch the Cocaine-Fueled Trailer for 'Joy Ride' Starring Stephanie Hsu

Featuring the infamous Vancouver penis slide

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BY Ben OkazawaPublished Mar 17, 2023

Lionsgate has released the trailer for the upcoming film Joy Ride, indirectly solving an Exclaim! mystery. 

Following its SXSW premiere today, Joy Ride will hit theatres on July 7. The Seth Rogen- and Evan Goldberg-produced movie follows the misadventures of four women — portrayed by Ashley Park (Emily in Paris), Oscar-nominated Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once), and comedians Sherry Cola and Sabrina Wu — as they search for the birth mother of Park's character in a hectic journey across Asia. 

The trailer also incidentally reveals that the film is responsible for the infamous-yet-mysterious Vancouver penis slide. How the slide plays into the movie has yet to be determined, but rest assured, we'll be keeping our eyes peeled.

Directed by Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians, Raya and the Last Dragon), the movie is more than just a comedy — Lim says it carries significant cultural importance in redefining Asian women in the media: "There's a history of being exoticized, fetishized and sexualized, but through a white male point of view," she told Variety. "The solution is not to strip away the fun and the sexuality; we wanted to tell a story, but on our terms. It's a story about friendship that shows that we can be messy and thirsty with problems but from the female gaze."

Watch the trailer for Joy Ride below. 

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