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Dirty Love is a romantic comedy written and starring Jenny McCarthy (while also directed by her then-husband John Asher) that took the Golden Raspberry Award for worst movie of 2005.

Rebecca, a Dumb Blonde, thinks she has it made with her hunky boyfriend. After catching him cheating, she freaks out and seeks help from a psychic (Kathy Griffin) and her two friends, one of whom is an ethnically confused Carmen Electra. To prove she can get over him, Rebecca throws herself back into the dating game, seeking the "white pony" that the psychic instructed her to look for. However, through a series of dating disasters and other mishaps, Rebecca realizes that she may have had love all along.


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  • Big "OMG!": To quote the AV Club review, "It's tempting to say that any film whose opening scene features Jenny McCarthy repeatedly screaming "Oh my gaaawwwddd!" at the top of her lungs has nowhere to go but up. Sadly, Dirty Love proves otherwise."
  • Bookends: The movie starts with Rebecca doing a "Walk of Shame" in the Walk of Fame. Close to the ending, she's doing it again.
  • The Cameo: Sum 41 makes a cameo appearance performing their song "No Reason". Oddly enough, their frontman Deryck Whibley appears in the film not as himself, but instead playing a character named Tony.
  • Cringe Comedy: The movie runs on this. For instance, Rebecca enters the bedroom of her date, and he's naked, on all fours, and with a fish between his butt cheeks.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: John, played by Eddie Kaye Thomas, loves Rebecca but is ignored by her.
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  • Dumb Blonde: Rebecca and one of her friends, Carrie, are blondes and not very bright. (Their third friend Michelle is a brunette, but also not very bright.)
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Rebecca and her friend date a pair of brothers who look and have the same mannerisms as Woody Allen. However, the film being what it is, they serve no other purpose than being the butt of Jewish jokes.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Carmen Electra plays the Token Black Friend stand-in.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: With McCarthy even stating that it was "my Jim Carrey movie".
  • Take That!:
    • The Woody Allen Expies get no respect either from Rebecca nor anyone else.
    • One scene features a movie director named Robert Rodale who treats Rebecca's friend Carrie harshly. In the DVD Commentary to the film, Jenny McCarthy and her then-husband and director of this film, John Asher point out that this character was intended to represent real film director Kevin Smith; McCarthy had auditioned for his film Mallrats and both her and Asher felt that he had treated her very rudely.note 
  • Toilet Humor: A few disgusting bodily fluids show up, such as a man vomiting on Rebecca, and her menstruating all over a store corridor.

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