In the indie comedy Ass Backwards, Kate (June Diane Raphael) and Chloe (Casey Wilson) are two childhood best friends who met when they placed dead last in their hometown beauty pageant. Even though they are now all grown up and living in New York City, when they receive an invitation to return to their hometown pageant, they decide to take a roadtrip that quickly becomes a zany journey to reclaim the crown.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, co-writers/co-stars Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael talked about how the idea for this film came about, what brought the road trip aspect together with the beauty pageant aspect, how they knew they made a good writing team, how they view Kate and Chloe’s friendship, finding the right director to hand their script over to, and how they’re currently writing two TV pilots, one for ABC called DINKS (that Raphael also plans to act in) and one at NBC called The Mason Twins. Wilson also talked about her experience working on the David Fincher film Gone Girl, while Raphael talked about how doing a small role in Anchorman 2 was one of the best experiences of her life. Check out what they had to say after the jump.