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Schlossberg, Hurwitz Create a Heartfelt ‘Reunion’ of Raunch

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/the_ticket/item/schlossberg_hurwitz_create_a_heartfelt_reunion_of_raunch_20120404

Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, two of the most subversive writer-directors in the realm of the R-rated youth comedy, have been friends since they were in high school together in Randolph, N.J. Their “Harold & Kumar” franchise, which revolves around an Asian-American and an Indian-American odd couple (and to some extent, their Jewish pals, nicknamed “Manny” and “Shevitz”), transcends the stoner genre to become a sharp satire about race and cultural stereotyping. When Shevitz (a k a Goldstein, played by David Krumholtz) converts to Christianity in 2011’s “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas,” for example, “He’s talking about how amazing it is to be Christian in the most Jewish way you’ve ever heard,” Schlossberg said, laughing with Hurwitz during a recent interview at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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