David Bowie’s ‘Queen Bitch’ Appears in Trailer for Jason Reitman’s ‘Young Adult’ Movie
David Bowie's 'Queen Bitch,' from his 1971 album 'Hunky Dory,' appears in the trailer for the highly anticipated new Jason Reitman movie 'Young Adult.'
You remember the "psychotic prom queen bitch" from high school? Well, she is coming home to roost in 'Young Adult,' which, judging by the trailer, looks as darkly hilarious as Reitman's other movies, including the lighter moments of 'Up in the Air.'
If they needed a song to drive home the point that Charlize Theron's teen lit writer Mavis Gary is, well, out of her mind, well, 'Queen Bitch' is perfect for the task.
Mavis is a queen bitch -- that quintessential girl you hated in high school. She returns to her hometown, looking to reunite with her high school sweetheart Buddy Slade, played by Patrick Wilson.
He's not available, in fact, he's a happily married man, but that's not exactly throwing Mavis off his scent. She actually says "We can beat this thing together" when he reminds her of his marital status! Mavis also spends quite a bit of time with a former high school classmate played by comedian Patton Oswalt, further upping the film's already high comedic quotient.
Bowie reportedly wrote 'Queen Bitch' as a tribute to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. It's more than fitting for Charlize Theron's unlikeable character in this film. You're not exactly rooting for this 'Queen Bitch.'
Watch the Trailer For 'Young Adult'