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Interview: Zack Pearlman Goes All The Way

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For anyone questioning those 'Are you still a virgin' billboards around town, seek your answers no further than Zack Pearlman, charismatic co-star of the new Gary Sanchez-produced flick The Virginity Hit. If you haven't already seen the trailer, suffice it to say The Virginity Hit takes a very viral look at one teen's attempt to make his first time...ahem... memorable.

LAist recently spent some time with Pearlman as he jetted back in town between screenings, premieres, and making it home to Michigan. And while most people would be neck deep in cocaine habits by now, Zack doesn't seem to be letting all the talk go to his curly-haired head.

LAist: First things first: tell us about the process that brought you onboard The Virginity Hit.

ZP: I saw a contest on Funny Or Die that was ‘submit your most embarrassing story, and you might get the chance to audition for a movie produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’. I submitted what I thought was just an average story: my sister walked in on me ...you know... when I was 16. So years later, I tricked my sister into the submission video (with me) under false pretenses. She had completely repressed the memory of walking in on me, so what ended up happening is she had these Vietnam-like flashbacks while I was retelling the tale.

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From there, Adam, Will and Owen (Burke) saw it, and they contacted me to say that I could fly myself out to New York to audition for the movie. I used the remainder of my bar mitzvah money to fly out, and had a call back while still in New York. I didn’t hear anything for two weeks, until I got a call and they invited me to Los Angeles to do the film.