History YMMV / ChasingAmy

16th Feb '16 3:44:01 PM shamblingdead2
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* UnfortunateImplications : That most people, gay or straight, just "need serious, deep dickin'." [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape Uh-oh]].
28th Jan '16 9:10:41 AM HighCrate
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* GrowingTheBeard: The film that proved Kevin Smith wasn't just a flash in the pan who got lucky with [[Film/{{Clerks}} his first movie]].
28th Jan '16 9:07:51 AM HighCrate
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* MagnumOpus: Many people consider this Smith's most mature and well-rounded feature. The majority of his films released since then have earned mixed-to-negative receptions.
27th Jan '16 11:13:08 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Considered to be Kevin Smith's best film by some of his fans, but considered a disappointment by those who were expecting a more straight-up comedy like ''Clerks'' and ''Mallrats''.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: Considered to be Kevin Smith's best film by some of his fans, but considered a disappointment by those who were expecting a more straight-up comedy like ''Clerks'' and ''Mallrats''.
27th Jan '16 10:58:06 AM SnowHesher
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* BaseBreaker: Considered to be Kevin Smith's best film by some of his fans, but considered a disappointment by those who were expecting a more straight-up comedy like ''Clerks'' and ''Mallrats''.
17th Jan '16 8:32:37 PM ComposerAri
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** Given much of the criticism over the handling of Amy's character has echoed a long-enduring complaint of Queer female sexuality being viewed solely through a Straight Male point-of-view- and it also doesn't help that the main story is rumored to actually be based off a male producer's crush for a lesbian colleague, which would seem to confirm a slightly uncomfortable and unintentionally homophobic wish-fulfillment fantasy.

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** Given much of the criticism over the handling of Amy's Alyssa's character has echoed a long-enduring complaint of Queer female sexuality being viewed solely through a Straight Male point-of-view- and it also doesn't help that the main story is rumored to actually be based off a male producer's crush for a lesbian colleague, which would seem to confirm a slightly uncomfortable and unintentionally homophobic wish-fulfillment fantasy.
8th Jan '16 10:55:29 PM rightyo
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** Given much of the criticism over the handling of Amy's character has echoed a long-enduring complaint of Queer female sexuality being viewed solely through a Straight Male point-of-view- especially considering Amy's slight SatelliteLoveInterest (though given considerably more depth than most others who fit the trope) traits throughout most of the movie. It also doesn't help that the main story is rumored to actually be based off a male producer's crush for a lesbian colleague, which would seem to confirm a slightly uncomfortable (if maybe not wholly intentional) CureYourGays, wish-fulfillment male fantasy. And If you combine this with his role in Gigli, it all seems to set up Ben Affleck as an alpha [[CureYourGays CureYourLesbianism stud]].

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** Given much of the criticism over the handling of Amy's character has echoed a long-enduring complaint of Queer female sexuality being viewed solely through a Straight Male point-of-view- especially considering Amy's slight SatelliteLoveInterest (though given considerably more depth than most others who fit the trope) traits throughout most of the movie. It and it also doesn't help that the main story is rumored to actually be based off a male producer's crush for a lesbian colleague, which would seem to confirm a slightly uncomfortable (if maybe not wholly intentional) CureYourGays, and unintentionally homophobic wish-fulfillment male fantasy. And If you combine this with his role in Gigli, it all seems to set up Ben Affleck as an alpha [[CureYourGays CureYourLesbianism stud]].
8th Jan '16 8:08:25 AM rightyo
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** Given much of the criticism over the handling of Amy's character has echoed a long-enduring complaint of Queer female sexuality being viewed solely through a Straight Male point-of-view- especially considering Amy's slight SatelliteLoveInterest (though given considerably more depth than most others who fit the trope) traits throughout most of the movie. It also doesn't help that the main story is rumored to actually be based off a male producer's crush for a lesbian colleague, which would seem to confirm a slightly uncomfortable (if maybe not wholly intentional) CureYourGays, wish-fulfillment male fantasy. And If you combine this with his role in Gigli, it all seems to set up Ben Affleck as an alpha [[CureYourGays CureYourLesbianism stud]].
24th Dec '15 4:12:58 PM Premonition45
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*** And in 2015, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a black lead with John Boyega playing Finn.
10th Oct '15 4:24:46 PM SpaceDrake
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* FairForItsDay: The film was an honest attempt by Smith at depicting and exploring the complex feelings that can arise from the intersection of heterosexual and homosexual relationships. [[spoiler:And it ain't ''just'' about Holden-to-Alyssa, either, and moreover one of his "big points" seems intended to be that it's more complex than a clear dividing line between "straight" and "gay".]] And Lord knows that even in 1997, a movie that treated lesbians [[spoiler:and gay men]] like regular human beings with regular human feelings was a rare enough unicorn. These days, though, the film often gets more than a little criticism for the lesbian characters having a lot of "sterotypical" lesbian traits and characterization, and for the concept of "convert a lesbian to straight by being man enough!" even coming up as a concept, despite the film being unequivocal about the character saying it being an idiot. [[spoiler:The ending making things ambiguous on that front doesn't help matters, either, even if what Smith ''wanted'' to do was point out that it's always more complicated than a binary divide.]]

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* FairForItsDay: The film was an honest attempt by Smith at depicting and exploring the complex feelings that can arise from the intersection of heterosexual and homosexual relationships. [[spoiler:And it ain't ''just'' about Holden-to-Alyssa, Holden/Alyssa, either, and moreover one of his "big points" seems intended to be that it's more complex than a clear dividing line between "straight" and "gay".]] And Lord knows that even in 1997, a movie that treated lesbians [[spoiler:and gay men]] like regular human beings with regular human feelings was a rare enough unicorn. These days, though, the film often gets more than a little criticism for the lesbian characters having a lot of "sterotypical" lesbian traits and characterization, and for the concept of "convert a lesbian to straight by being man enough!" even coming up as a concept, despite the film being unequivocal about the character saying it being an idiot. [[spoiler:The ending making things ambiguous on that front doesn't help matters, either, even if what Smith ''wanted'' to do was point out that it's always more complicated than a binary divide.]]
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