The sound of Netflix’s
Wet Hot American Summer prequel
Supervising sound editor J.M. Davey weighs in about First Day of
By Jennifer Walden
David Wain’s homage to summer camp in the 1980s,
Wet Hot American Summer (2001), managed to get away with casting actors in their late 20s and early 30s as teenage camp counselors — talk about suspending your disbelief. Well he took that premise a bit further recently.
Wain’s latest offering, the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of
Camp, uses the same actors from the first film — Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Showalter, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Zak Orth and Michael Ian Black, all now in their 40s — to recount what happened in those first days that summer at Camp Firewood. It’s a prequel to the
Wet Hot American Summer film, but the kicker is that all the actors are now 14 years older in real life — the fact that the characters are noticeably older only serves to accentuate the joke.
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