A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called "Is Black Swan a Chick Flick?" where I examined the bizarre gender divide underlying Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. In my review, I asserted that though it's a "chick flick," many guys liked Love Actually. In response, I received the following email:
Although usually I am an avid supporter of every word that you speak, I have to lodge a formal complaint related to the statement in one of your more recent blogs related to Black Swan that Love Actually is a "girl movie" that boys "like." I would vaguely consider pulling out one of my back molars with the not-actually-usable-pliers on my Swiss Army pocket knife rather than watch that film or anything like it.
If you have an example of someone who is a boy/male/man who GENUINELY enjoys this movie I will withdraw this formal complaint. Until then I will be organizing rallies and other forms of picketing activities, and will work tirelessly to ensure that somehow federal taxpayer dollars fund it.
I will also be continuing my usual activities of keeping a daily chart of how many people blow through the red light in front of Maggiano's outside of my office window, which is quite similar to my daily compulsive habit of tracking the "ums" said by [law school professor redacted]. I think I have a problem, either that or I am a savant.
Anxious in Atlanta
So, was I wrong about Love Actually? If you're a dude who likes Love Actually, or you know a dude who likes Love Actually, let me know.
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