Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a really hard time dealing with embarrassment. Sometimes I think I handle my own better than other people’s. This causes problems for me when I’m watching movies. I can’t take a lot of scary movies – but normally, I can watch them if I put the movie on mute. I do this with embarrassment, too.
So this evening, I’m watching He’s Just Not That Into You. This movie is almost hurting me. It starts off with a tiny homage to the book [which didn’t totally suck] basically saying that dudes that don’t call, aren’t interested. It’s true that culturally [that would be USAmerican culture], women are taught to obssess, to build up all the nothings into something. But the foolishness in this movie? Unbelievable.
I spent about half of this movie completely uncomfortable. On mute.
It’s just disappointing…when you chuckle twice in a ~2hr movie. And when a movie that’s (marginally) aimed at your demographic spends more time making you uncomfortable than making you laugh, or identifying with the characters….oooh wee. Best part of the movie? Getting to see Wilson Cruz again. He doesn’t get enough work. I hate that I missed him in Rent.
I just can’t stand watching women being portrayed as stupid and desperate over and over. I had higher expectations. Not really high. But higher.