Bad Johnson

genre comedy
director huck botko
writer jeff tetreault
producers reid brody, danny roman, bill ryan
cast cam gigandet, nick thune, katherine cunningham, jamie chung
country US
production status Completed
running time 87min
year 2013
us distribution Gravitas Ventures

Bad Johnson

It's a schlong story


Rich Johnson (CAM GIGANDET) is a charismatic, serial womanizer. Young, arrogant, handsome, cocky, and in great physical shape – he’s the kind of jerk you hate but secretly wish you were.

Women practically throw themselves at him, and Rich simply cannot control his penis, which seems to have a mind of its own. After being caught cheating and ruining yet another promising relationship, Rich, in a chastened moment of regret, wishes his penis would just leave him alone.

Sometimes you need to be careful about what you wish for…. for when Rich wakes the next morning he finds that his penis has gone. Decamped. Exited the building. It has literally vamoosed!

Rich’s day goes from bad to worse when he discovers that his penis has in fact taken human form as RP (NICK THUNE), who quickly moves into his apartment. Good-looking and charming, they initially hit it off, but Rich soon realises that RP embodies all the worst aspects of his personality: he’s selfish, oversexed, irresponsible, and aggressive. Rich has not only lost his penis…he is living with a magnified version of his alter ego.

As Rich finds himself falling hard for new love interest Lindsay, he must figure out how to overcome his johnson while at the same time learning how to be a more balanced, complete man, which will ultimately become the key to making everything right again…

Cast and Crew

Starring Cam Gigandet (Twilight, Easy A) and rising comedy star Nick Thune, and directed by Huck Botko (Mail Order Wife, The Virginity Hit), bad Johnson combines the raucous humour of recent box office smash Ted with the body swap genre of Freaky Friday and 13 going on 30. The result is a hilarious, and indisputably original comedy which gets to the heart of what it means to control one’s desires.