Friday, August 22, 2008

Understanding the Bromance

"I don't think Apatow's films say anything about sexuality that is specifically homosexual and homophobic, but I do think his films rely on homosociality to demonstrate the ways in which white masculinity has been "wounded" by the feminist, gay, and civil rights movement. In Apatow's movies we see an entire generation of white men who rely on each other for a sense of validation and understanding, a generation of men who in many ways by refusing to grow up are able to avoid facing the reality of changing power structures in American society."

You can follow the rest of this trenchant essay (accompanied by some very insightful comments) here.

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