I’m not exactly sure what age one can no longer be classed as a ‘chick’, but as far as someone describing a new movie as a ‘chick flick’ then I’m presuming that I’m still in the demographic and therefore a potential to see.
But the whole ‘chick flick’ thing always makes me feel, in the words of Jennifer Anniston in relation to ex-hubbie Brad Pitt, maybe I have ‘a sensitivity chip missing’ because so many of them just seem ever so lame!
And when I say that, I should clarify that just because I don’t like seeing women portrayed as slightly pathetic damsels in distress all the time, running around trying to fall in love only to find the bloke of her dreams was right under her nose, nor do I want to see any form of helicopter, guns, cars rolling then blowing up or a flipping walkie talkie in a film.
So praise the lord that Hollywood is finally starting to produce some very funny movies for women that although have a happy ‘fall in love’ moment at the end which of course is great, at least we can have a genuine, self depreciating, relatable laugh along the way.
Bridesmaids for me, and according to Box Office dosh was an absolute hit. Finally I found myself doing what I normally can’t stand the way men often do, is I was reciting lines from the movie to my friends and than cracking myself up. Who would have known I could get so much money’s worth out of one flick?
I saw another great ‘chick flick’ today. A preview for the soon to be released movie called So What’s Your Number? Starring Anna Farris.
I had a slightly embarrassing moment when speaking to the movie PR rep when I said to him after only see a few disjointed bits of the trailer over someone’s shoulder, “Oh this movie is SOOO me. I think I’m going to relate very well to this one”
I slightly blushed about this innocent comment as I realised what the movie was about is Anna Farris’s character having an issue with the fact that she’d slept with twice the amount of men than America’s ‘supposed’ national average.
So now I’m over thinking the movie rep’s reply when he said “Yes this is perfect for you.” What has he heard?
Perhaps he’d heard about an email I recently sent to a bunch of my best mates. The subject title was ‘Can you remember anyone else?’ It was part of putting together a proposal to a company in regards to a show idea I had about love and relationships.
My intention was to present myself as someone that at age 41 had the knowledge and experience of exploring, though this certainly does not mean always through sex, different people and relationships to find what sort of partner fits best.
Let’s face it, we’re all either in love, searching for love, or recovering from a love failure, are we not?.
So I listed some nicknames of people who’d been in my life at some point in time. The ‘Angry Reiki Guy’, the ‘Sulky Mexican’, the ‘Mummy’s Boy’, the ‘Swedish Juggler’, and the list went on. A few extras I’d forgotten were offered by my good friends and so the picture was being painted.
Unfortunately for me, or more so my Dad, I realised a few weeks later as the responses trickled in, that I had accidently CCed by father in on the email.
I’m fairly sure any of you fathers out there can probably feel the panic and nasty shock that went through my darling Dad’s head, as he was forced to ponder awkwardly, “Mmmmm, so what is my little girls’ number?”
It was a fairly unfortunate moment that I assured Dad wasn’t at all what it seemed. But really, what anyone’s number actually is is dependant on time spent single so an ‘average’ is never really relevant.
EVER FOUGHT OVER YOUR ‘NUMBER’?