But when you look back at that now-iconic movie poster, it's easy to see why this sex comedy was poised to become a box office hit. The flute, the pie, the shirtless Jason Biggs -- it had all the trappings of a naughty cinematic romp.
Over-the-top posters are a staple of the sex comedy genre, and while "American Pie" may have gotten the formula just right, there have been plenty of bargain-bin, z-grade "films" that went overboard with cleavage, dirty puns and frustrated nerds. Moviefone decided to look back on one of the most shameless movie genres in existence, and count down the absolute most ridiculous sex comedy posters. Ever.