Comedic duo makes transition from TV to big screen

If you like road-trip movies and sex comedies, then Miss March might be a movie that will satisfy you.
Miss March tells the story of a young man named Eugene (Zach Cregger), who falls into a coma and wakes up four years later to hear that Cindy (Raquel Alessi), his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a naked centerfold in Playboy magazine. He and his sex-crazed best friend, Tucker (Zach Moore), decide to embark on a cross-country road trip in order to crash a party at the legendary Playboy Mansion and win back the girl of his dreams.
On their way to the Playboy Mansion, they become the targets of crazed fireman and Tucker’s crazy girlfriend (Molly Stanton) and hitch a ride with a famous rapper sporting a provocative name (Craig Robinson) and two Russian lesbians.
Trevor Moore and Zach Cregger are cast members from the IFC series “The Whitest Kids U Know,” a comedy sketch show that is reminiscent of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
Moore and Cregger sat down with The Beacon at the Shore Club in South Beach as part of the Miss March Comedy Tour, where they went to a screening of their movie to participate in a Q&A session with the audience. They also performed at a local comedy club with their “Whitest Kids U Know”
Fox Studios approached the comedic duo with a script somebody wrote for them about two sex-crazed guys breaking into the Playboy Mansion.
“We were not crazy about the script,” says Moore. “It just was not something we would do.”
The studio then told Moore and Cregger that they could rewrite the script, as long they kept the founding premise that Cregger’s character falls down the stairs, slips into a coma and wakes up to find his former girlfriend posing naked in Playboy.
The screenwriting team of Moore and Cregger changed the conception of the characters so that one guy (Cregger) is terrified of sex and the other guy (Moore) is obsessed with sex. They are polar opposites, but share the same problem as they put sex up on a pedestal.
Moore and Cregger said they wanted to tailor the script to their sense of humor and make it something they would want to be involved with and something the fans of their TV show would like.
“It is basically a road trip sex comedy for people who are sick of road trip sex comedies,” Moore said.
Aside from being cast members on the show, Moore and Cregger have written with their fellow cast members and directed the majority of the episodes of “The Whitest Kids U Know.” They looked at the TV show as boot camp training for Miss March and went straight into production of the film as soon as their second season of the show wrapped.
“It was more normal to do this instead of us just writing the script and passing it off to someone else,” Moore said.
“If there would have been another director, we would have been miserable and they would have been miserable,” Cregger said.
When it came to shooting the film, they said that the most difficult scenes to shoot were also the same scenes they looked forward to shooting.
“I think the scene at the end in front of the mansion was difficult because there was a lot of action, people coming from different directions, and it took two days to shoot that scene,” Cregger said.
Despite the film being a sex comedy, Cregger says that there is a message in Miss March.
“When you treat sex like it is everything, you are going to be messed up,” Cregger said.
“I think it is cool that people get the message, but for me, I want them to come away saying ‘That was the funniest road trip movie I have ever seen,’” said Moore. “Even if they do not like road trip movies, I want them to come away saying ‘I do not like road trip movies, but I like Miss March.’”


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