Scarlett Johannson Challenges Horndog Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the First ‘Don Jon’ Trailer
"There's only a few things I really care about in life. My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn't waste any time establishing his character's priorities in the first trailer to his directorial debut, "Don Jon," and just because pornography comes last on the list, don't think it's what he values the least. In fact, the title character spends a lot of time locked in a mental debate, wondering if women in real life could ever make him feel as good as the women he ogles online.
Watch the first trailer for 'Don Jon':
As the trailer opens, Jon Martello, played by Gordon-Levitt, explains what he loves in a fast montage while he pumps iron, does the vacuuming, peels out in a vintage muscle car, snaps his picture with his parents and sister, stops by at confession, watches a football game, makes out with a girl at the bar, and finally spends some quality time alone with his laptop.
Jon has this speech worked out like a mantra, and as he repeats it, it begins to sound like a song until he's stopped dead in his tracks when he sees Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson), standing at the bar in a very clingy red dress. After making some significant eye contact. Jon tracks down Barbara's Facebook page, which includes some clothed but sexy self-shots. Jon's buddy Bobby (Rob Brown) declares, "She's a dime!" Jon replies, "This girl's MORE than a dime."
"Oh my God, are you in love with this girl already?" Bobby says, clearly a bit wary of what his friend has to say. It's clear that Jon is stuck on Barbara in a deeper way than usual, since he ends up telling his folks about her over dinner. But after Jon tells Barbara that she's the most beautiful thing he's ever seen, she replies, "You like movies?"
It turns out that unlike Barbara, Jon has no use for the happy endings and fairy tale romances of the movies, preferring the more tangible fantasies of XXX videos. But Jon's willing to pretend he shares Barbara's dreams to keep her happy, until she walks in on him watching a porn film on his computer. "How do you watch that?" she asks angrily.
Jon snaps back, "How do you watch all the stupid movies that you watch?"
"Movies and porno are different!" Barbara shouts. "They give awards for movies!"