Originally Posted by jaykays hat
Yes it is possible to do a lads film without being nasty to everyone, would it get as many bums on seats in this day and age? I doubt it very much.
Many hetro males do regard male-on-male sex as the most disgusting thing in the world, I take it you don't hang around with 'the lads' and haven't found this out.
Just been reading your home page on your blog and you mention the brilliant knob gags on The Inbetweeners. You're slagging off The Hangover but praising The Inbetweeners? So its ok to be nasty to fat girls but not lady boys?
I am aware that many guys do take that view. I am also aware that many guys are dicks. I'd rather films didn't glorify the views of the dicks.
Films don't have to be nasty to get bums on seats and the case in point here is, as you so helpfully steered me towards, The Inbetweeners Movie. The huge difference between The Inbetweeners and The Hangover is the characters. In the former, the characters are well drawn and we actually care about them. They aren't over-the-top, irritating comedy creations: they're normal lads. They're just like a lot of the lads I study with at sixth form on a daily basis. I identify with them because they are like me and people I know. So when they make a fat joke or a knob gag, I laugh along because I like
the characters and so I believe that it's all in the name of a jest rather than just plain nastiness.
However, the characters in The Hangover are just straight-up vile. Properly vile. None of them have any basis in reality and they somehow went from being quite amusingly silly in the first film to completely horrible wankers in the second film.
Also, if you remember the Inbetweeners Movie, Jay makes all of the fat jokes, but is then shown to be loved up with the fat girl at the end. It's a defence mechanism to hide his true feelings, which is what's behind pretty much all of Jay's nastiness. There's a justification for why he says what he says.