“It was such a long process trying to figure out what was acceptable and what would send the message we actually wanted to send,” Cam Gigandet told BuzzFeed of the poster for Bad Johnson, his new comedy hitting VOD on April 1 and opening in theaters May 2.
And, as ridiculous as it may seem, the exclusive image above pretty perfectly conveys the film’s plot. Per a press release from Gravitas Ventures, Gigandet plays Rich Johnson, “a womanizer who receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form.”
Understandably, Gigandet was initially wary of the comedy’s plot, but he quickly came around after reading the script. “Yes, it’s raunchy, but that’s not all there is to this movie,” he said. “[Rich’s] whole life is about instant gratification, and he needs to become a man. It’s a relatable journey and story — OK, well, aside from the losing-his-penis part — but the idea of having things taken away if you don’t value them was very relatable to me.”
And, as the poster implies, Bad Johnson is filled with lots of gratuitous eye candy — nothing new for Gigandet, who previously covered himself up with merely a box of Famous Amos cookies in Burlesque. But, according to the actor, no matter how many times he’s required to disrobe on camera, nude scenes never get any easier.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever really get used to seeing myself naked on screen, but I understand it’s part of the job and part of telling a story,” he said. “When there’s no reason for it and it feels silly, then I get a little squirrelly — which has happened. But it all makes sense here. I’m really curious to hear what people think of this movie.”
This post has been updated to change language originally taken from a press release.