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Humpday premiered at Sundance Film Festival and opens today in New York and Seattle

The sexual joke in the wily indie comedy Humpday involves a couple of straight guys, old college pals a decade out of school, who, after a night of stag partying among free-loving lesbian babes, make a plan to have sex together on camera as their transgressive entry in an amateur porn contest.

Humpday Movie PosterMPAA:  Rated R for some strong sexual content, pervasive language and a scene of drug use.

Run time: 94 minutes

"Similar to the popular mumblecore films, Shelton's direction is very fly-on-the-wall, as she lets the awkward -- and often laugh-out-loud funny -- conversations play out in real time, for as long as it takes to not only set the mood, but hit the crucial plot points. And that's what also sets this apart from your typical mumblecore flick -- Humpday feels structured, grounded and extremely focused. It moves and plays like a wandering indie, but it hits its marks and never takes its audience out of the moment. If the opposite of a chick flick would be a dick flick, then I suppose that's what Humpday would be -- a funny, strong, sympathetic dick flick that will bury itself deep within your most intimate areas until it's won over your heart, your soul and your wicked sense of humor." Cinematical

"Writer-director Lynn Shelton sweetly, mischievously tracks Ben and Andrew as they jaw, shoot hoops, roughhouse, and hug it out." Entertainment Weekly

"Humpday is less of a story than an intimate drill down into a relationship full of fault lines that no one is really willing to explore. It's also hilarious, which makes all that unspoken relationship drama a lot easier to explore. It might be the wild concept that gets people into theaters for Humpday, but the character nuances and fascinating theories on friendship are what make it such a gem." Cinema Blend

"To guys everywhere: Humpday has your number. With X-ray vision, this serious indie comedy, written and directed by Lynn Shelton, sees through its male characters' macho pretensions to contemplate the underlying forces hard-wired into men's psyches in a homophobic culture. Think of it as a Judd Apatow or Kevin Smith buddy film turned inside out. the movie's unblinking observation of a friendship put to the test is amused, queasy making, kindhearted and unfailingly truthful." NY Times

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