First Trailer for Rap Battle Indie Comedy 'Bodied' Premiering at TIFF

August 4, 2017
Source: TIFF

Bodied Trailer

"Words are weapons!" TIFF has dropped a trailer for a film premiering at the fest this fall in the Midnight category. Titled Bodied, from director Joseph Kahn, the film is about a white graduate student who gets deep into the battle rap world to write his thesis. He ends up discovering he has a competitive obsession with battle rap. This seems like it might be a perfect double feature with Patti Cake$ also from this year. Calum Worthy stars as Adam, with a cast including Anthony Michael Hall, Debra Wilson, Ryan Ochoa, Daffany McGaray Clark, Charlamagne tha God, Loaded Lux, Dizaster, Dumbfoundead, and Hollow Da Don. This film is produced by Eminem, with a script co-written by Toronto rapper Alex Larsen (aka Kid Twist). This trailer is hilarious, and it grabbed my attention, I'm so down for this. Bring it.

Here's the first festival trailer for Joseph Kahn's Bodied, direct from TIFF (via Live for Films):

Bodied Trailer

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession. Bodied is directed by Korean American filmmaker Joseph Kahn (follow him on Twitter @@JosephKahn), director of the film Detention and the Power Rangers short film, as well as director of many music videos for many years. The screenplay is written by Joseph Kahn and Alex Larsen. This is set to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this fall in the Midnight category. The film is currently still seeking a distributor, so no other release info is available yet. Stay tuned for more. Who's in?

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    Damn skippy!
  • shiboleth
    Looks too sketchy... I mean, that didn't even look like a trailer. So, I don't know ...
    • Jeff Prioleau
      agreed, i was waiting for the first rapper to get "bodied" by a response but the trailer or whatever just stopped...what was that? lol
  • Bo
    Hell, hate to admit it but I laughed hard at the dorky little white dude freaking out while being verbally assaulted in a set up battle rap contest. Very, very funny. I am no fan of rap, but I do kind of like Eminem and really liked him in 8 Mile as well as the film. I won't see this, but if it comes around on cable I would take a look hoping for more laughs like I got watching this funny trailer. Whoever was playing that freaked out dork was very good and very funny.
  • Rap battles are depressing. Scottish rap battles are possibly some of the most depressing things I've ever witnessed. Look them up on Youtube, I promise you, it will disappoint you. Will never need to watch this. Watching grown adults shout aggressive poems at each other isn't necessary.




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