I have a sick addiction that I need to come clean about. It is a little bit embarrassing to be honest. Something that most people would never guess about me. A deep, dark hidden secret that only a few people know (like Arlie).
What is this backalley addiction? Is it McDonalds (I’ve already come clean with that one)? Do I have a fetish for feet? Latex? Eating raw chicken?
Nope, none of the above.
My hidden truth that I am coming out of the closet about is the fact that I am a romantic comedy addict.
Oh my god. Yes, it really is that bad. ROMANTIC COMEDIES (or as someone pointed out to me tonight Rom Coms).
A genre that makes guys cringe at the thought of having to sit through 1 1/2 hours of in a movie theater soley on the basis that they might get layed afterwards by their girlfriends/dates. The same genre that always seems to star Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, J-Lo or Owen/Luke Wilson.
And honestly, I don’t have any really good reason that I love these crap movies. The crappier the romantic comedy, the more I seem to enjoy it. I have made Arlie suffer through countless Sunday evening fests of really bad movies. And I love them all!
Perhaps the reason that I like them so much is the fact that they are so totally not based on my reality of life and love. Romance is dead! I can’t honestly tell you the last time anyone did anything romantic for me. It has got to be verging on years now. I, myself, having that tough girl persona am also guilty of not doing anything overly sweet for anyone in quite some time. It is actually a little bit sad. (Oh, whoa is me…can you hear the violins?)
Oh well, until someone actually inspires me to do over the top, bare your soul, romantic gestures again, I guess I will just have to live vicariously through my stupid romantic comedies and get fat eating popcorn on Sunday nights.
My favourite bad flicks:
1) 50 First Dates
2) Four Weddings and a Funeral
3) Pretty Women
4) Bridget Jones Diary
5) High Fidelity
6) Ever After
7) Sliding Doors (as much as Gwenny annoys me)
8) Jerry Maguire (as much as I hate Tom Cruise)
9) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
10) Benny and Joon
OK – I know that everyone has lost respect for me lame post – even more so then writing about tweezerman. But rest assured that I keep this addiction confined to the walls of my own home. I hardly ever pay any money to see these flicks (wait till they come out on bit torrent – not that I would ever illegally steal a movie) and I have never actually forced a boyfriend to go to the movies and watch any of these crappy movies.
Thank you and good night.
POST NOTE: I can’t believe that I could forget the number one, all time best movie….but I was reminded last night by Darren…
HAROLD AND MAUDE