I guess I'm partially to blame, not only because I happened to like all three of the American Pie movies, but also because I wrote pretty positive reviews on the whole trilogy. So yes, blame me that a FIFTHAmerican Pie movie is now in the works, even if I did call the nigh unwatchable American Pie Presents: Band Camp "a seamy and distasteful haze of misogyny, gay-hating and plain old ugliness."

Well, screw what I had to say, because Band Camp went on to be a huge seller on DVD. So huge, in fact, that Universal has given a bunch of filmmakers a few stray million to make American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile. Seriously. This franchise has gotten so flimsy that not even Eugene Levy shows up anymore, and we're talking about an actor who collected a paycheck for New York Minute, Dumb & Dumberer, The Man, Cheaper By the Dozen 2, and (yes) Band Camp.

Here's the plot: Stifler's cousin doesn't want to graduate from high school a virgin. Eh? Eh? You can just smell the comedy dripping off the concept. Apparently "streaking" comes up as an important plot point.

Starring a bunch of young people I've never heard of and the generally fantastic character actor Christopher McDonald (dude, why?), American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile will be directed by Joe Nussbaum, who once made a splash by creating George Lucas in Love -- before going on to become a studio robot by directing Sleepover. The screenplay comes from a guy called Erik Lindsay, who has never written a screenplay before, although (to be fair) he was a production assistant on Con Air and had a bit part in the execrable Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice.

Needless to say, American Pie 5 will be a big hit on DVD.
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