Put down your food and drinks ladies and gentleman, the newly released red band trailer for The Little Hours is full of flying female hormones of the religious kind, who would have thought a bunch of nuns could be such brazen hussies?
The trailer starts innocent enough with sweeping cuts to Father Tommasso holding mass, to a Nun sitting quietly in her room partaking in a little embroidery until a poor farmer greets the nuns only to be greeted with a tirade of obscenities before the heavy laden foul-mouthed rap soundtrack kicks in, not as out as place as you would have thought for a period piece.
Before you know it, the talk of sex explodes into lustful thoughts and actions as Dave Franco’s Massetto is introduced into the convent as he goes into hiding.
The period comedy takes its adaptation from the first tale of the third day in The Decameron, a collection of novellas by Giovanni Boccaccio its world premiere came at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2017. Not only is it full of obscene humour but it also serves up an impressive cast in the form of Alison Brie as Sister Alessandra, Dave Franco as Massetto, Kate Micucci as Sister Genevra, Aubrey Plaza as Sister Fernanda, John C. Reilly as Father Tommasso and Molly Shannon as Sister Marea.
It’s certainly an eye-opener and one we are secretly excited to see.
The Little Hours Synopsis
Medieval nuns Alessandra, Fernanda, and Ginevra lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day labourer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso brings on newly hired hand Massetto, a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover.