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Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen Lean Into the Joke in Long Shot 

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen Lean Into the Joke in Long Shot 

Long Shot

The shlubby guy gets the hot girl trope is a tale as old as time in Hollywood, but Theron and Rogen put a new, smart spin on it. 

It's a story as old as time in Hollywood when the slacker guy gets the stunning, accomplished woman.

But Long Shot, the new movie that stars LGBTQ ally Charlize Theron as the pristine Secretary of State and presidential hopeful Charlotte Fields and Seth Rogen as Fred Flarsky, the shlubby journalist she once babysat who becomes her speechwriter and boyfriend, leans into the joke of the slovenly guy gets the hot girl trope. And it's peppered with enough feminist clapbacks and political insight to have audiences cheering for the odd couple.

Grace and Frankie's June Diane Raphael offers excellent support as Maggie, Fields's cynical lead staffer. Bob Odenkirk costars as the hapless president of the United States while O'Shea Jackson plays Flarsky's best friend. Ravi Patel rounds out the main cast as Charlotte's other key staffer.

But the movie, which provides a solid mix of intellectual humor and ridiculous gags, truly highlights Theron's comedic chops.

In the scene below, Rogen's Fred attempts to question Charlotte about a speech he's written.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.