History YMMV / ChasingAmy

15th Jul '17 8:54:37 PM NWolfman
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* FridgeBrilliance: Hooper and Alyssa as NotSoDifferent. Both are sexually queer, which mainstream society doesn't respect or acknowledge, but are also ostracized by other people like them: Hooper by other black men for being gay and Alyssa by other gay women for being bisexual. The only difference is that Holden has ulterior motives for Alyssa, while Hooper is just a friend.
* FridgeHorror
** It's safe to assume that Banky is too stupid to know that such as thing as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape corrective rape]] actually does exist when he says that lesbians just "need a good dicking."
** Holden's "why girls?" conversation with Alyssa. He's not sincerely asking her why she likes girls, he's {{gaslighting}} her into admitted that she likes men, or that there's no "logical" reason for her to be a lesbian. And like the above, this is TruthInTelevision.
* FridgeLogic: Didn't Holden, before he found out Alyssa was gay, wonder what she'd been doing on a panel for minority comic creators?
** Perhaps he thought it was because she was a woman -- even today, though by a smaller margin than when ''Chasing Amy'' was made, female comic book creators are still greatly outnumbered.
** As pointed out by [[WebVideo/NeedsMoreGay Rantasmo]], Holden is good friends with Hooper - a gay man. Yet he still needs Alyssa to explain, as he puts it, "Why girls?". Did he never talk to Hooper about what it's like to be gay? In-story, it's possibly because this is the first time he's felt ''directly'' affected by the topic of homosexuality, but it's still weird.
*** It could be {{foreshadowing}} his efforts to get Alyssa to love him on his own terms. See "Fridge Horror" above.
27th Jun '17 1:20:21 AM NWolfman
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** Banky, at first, seems to only agree to Holden's proposal for [[spoiler:a three-way with his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best male friend]]]] in an innocuous "Why not?" sort of way. His response when Alyssa tearfully declines? "Thank god!"[[note]]The implication being that he knows he has feelings for Holden and wants him all to himself.[[/note]]
20th Jun '17 5:30:26 AM Doug86
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** Ben Affleck's character writing a comic about a stoner {{Expy}} of ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' became this when he got cast as the [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice Caped Crusader]].

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** Ben Affleck's character writing a comic about a stoner {{Expy}} of ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' became this when he got cast as the [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice Caped Crusader]].
11th Jun '17 5:05:36 PM NWolfman
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* MisaimedFandom: In-universe. The character who believed that a lesbian could be "converted" by the right man. Said character is also shown to be an idiot. [[spoiler: And deeply closeted.]]

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* MisaimedFandom: In-universe. The character who believed that a lesbian could be "converted" by the right man. Said character is also shown to be an idiot. [[spoiler: And a deeply closeted.closeted one, at that.]]
1st Jun '17 12:38:38 AM PrincessGwen
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Banky's massive duffle bag of porno magazines was already overkill, but in an age where he could just as easily access more porn that he could possible see in his cell phone, it seems completely unnecessary.
1st Jun '17 12:27:16 AM NWolfman
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** While discussing ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'', Bankie says that he has a thing for girls who say "Aboot." The main characters in Kevin Smith's later film ''Film/YogaHosers'' are two girls who comically exaggerate their "aboot"s.

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** While discussing ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'', Bankie says that he has a thing for girls who say "Aboot." The main characters in Kevin Smith's later film ''Film/YogaHosers'' are two Canadian girls who comically exaggerate their "aboot"s.
1st Jun '17 12:26:15 AM NWolfman
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* AccidentalAesop: Just because you're a nice guy doesn't mean you're entitled to a girlfriend.

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* AccidentalAesop: Just because you're a nice guy doesn't mean you're entitled to a your ideal girlfriend.
22nd May '17 10:03:02 PM ThallianGold
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** Banky and Hooper keep antagonizing each other over the course of the movie, Banky trying to get Hooper to break character and Hooper trying to get Banky to recognize "obvious" homosexual references. [[spoiler: Also not subtext. Banky and Hooper end up a couple.]]



* MisaimedFandom: The character who believed that a lesbian could be "converted" by the right man. Said character is also shown to be an idiot.

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* MisaimedFandom: In-universe. The character who believed that a lesbian could be "converted" by the right man. Said character is also shown to be an idiot. [[spoiler: And deeply closeted.]]
22nd May '17 9:56:40 PM ThallianGold
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* HarsherInHindsight: Alyssa's joke about losing her virginity in a town with the same name as the infamous Sandy Hook School Shooting.
20th May '17 6:07:06 AM NWolfman
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* AccidentalAesop: Just because you're a nice guy doesn't mean you deserve a girlfriend.

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* AccidentalAesop: Just because you're a nice guy doesn't mean you deserve you're entitled to a girlfriend.
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