Sunday, August 24, 2008

Straight Guys Don't Watch 'A Clockwork Orange': A Project Run(A)Way Hater's Perspective

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I received an interesting comment the other day from an anonymous person following last week's episode of Project Runway:

Dude, I think you were high when you watched this episode. You missed several great parts ... like when Suede went all Clockwork Orange talking about his grandfather sprinkling seeds, and Varla's don't ask, don't tell line. Man up!

To which I accurately responded:

No straight guy has seen A Clockwork Orange.

And that ignited the following reply from my friend Stephanie, a former film student at NYU:

Nev, the Freshman classes of NYU, USC and UCLA film schools just ordered a hit on you. Rent A Clockwork Orange.

To which I will now reply:

No. I will not rent A Clockwork Orange. I'm straight and thus must stay true to my roots. Besides, Orange was made in 1971 and according to the "Straight Guy Code of Ethics," the only good movies from the 1970s were:

The Godfather.

The Godfather, Part II.


Rocky II.

Everything else sucked.

Yes, including Chinatown, which made absolutely no sense.

Furthermore, I wouldn't put it past the NYU or UCLA mob to put a hit on me. That's like them. But USC? No way. They're too drunk to figure out how to load the gun.

Those are my people.

Glad I could clear that up.



Prince Gomolvilas said...

Nevin, I don't like A Clockwork Orange and I'm not a fan of Kubrick, but your assertion that "no straight guy has seen A Clockwork Orange" is ridiculous, and it can only assumed that you are baiting controversy in the most depraved way possible--by making absurd statements so inane that most people will want to beat your head in.

Nev said...

Show me a straight man who has seen "A Clockwork Orange" and I'll show you...

...a closet gay.

Anonymous said...

I just saw a google ad for "Gay Men's Resort ..." on your site. Guess someone found his inner homosexual after all. Still a closet gay?