Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Don't remain as a needle in the groove

The social life continues in high gear as summer starts up. Last night I headed out after work to go and watch Young People Fucking with Lorien and Andrew and Andrew's friends. There's been a lot of controversy about the title, newspapers don't know if they should print the name, Jian Gomeshi did an admirable job of remembering to call it Young People Effing, where I know I would have misspoken at some point.

His conversation with the director and producer of YPF on Q last week was really interesting. These guys lucked out big time with the Bill C-10 thing. Young People Fucking has become the go-to example for supporters of C-10 lately. Not only does this mean they get a ton more pubicity, but really, it's not offensive. The people who are all upset about this movie are the more conservative types, but I don't know what their problem is. Sure, it's cute and examines different types of relationships, but they're all common, heterosexual relationships. The kinkiest the sex gets is a bored couple uses a strap on, but they seem more afraid of it than anything else. And the "threesome" ends with w distinctly "bad idea" feeling. Nothing for conservative types to get all excited about.

Even though the movie is technically about sex, really, it's about the relationships of the people who are having sex. I thought it was funny, I thought it was awkward, I thought it was very, very true. I kept turning to poor Andrew's friend next to me and telling him "Yeah! Women hate it when guys do that!" or "Don't ever do that, it's so STUPID." I hope he enjoyed my editorial comments.

I'm interested to hear what other people thought of it.


Anonymous said...

I don’t think “luck” had anything to do with it. From what I read, they deliberately named their film something provocative to garner publicity in light of C-10

Anonymous said...

Sounds rather interesting. I want to see.