I am way behind on many of the things I have been planning to post about, but now that my schedule has gone from 60 to 0, lucky you guys! You will get my now two months out-of-date thoughts. Like this one: Here is the movie poster for the sexy new(ish) romantic comedy ‘No Strings Attached’, also known as ‘the movie starring Natalie Portman where she doesn’t peel off her own skin and have sex with Mila Kunis (she alas only has sex with Ashton Kutcher, which is a big step down, if you ask me)’. Anyhoo, this movie apparently used to be called ‘Fuckbuddies’, and I think if you look at what they ended up with, you’ll see evidence of the studio’s internal struggle.
Why yes, that tagline does say ‘can sex friends stay best friends?’ And, um, movie studio, sorry, but ‘sex friends’ is not a thing. This whole tagline sounds to me like something someone who doesn’t speak English very well would say – ‘you and zee boy, you are zee sex friends, non?’. Or perhaps the studio took the bold step of putting ‘fuck buddies’ into a google translator, translating it into another language, then translating that back and sticking it on the poster. In any case, eet ees a leettle peculiar, non?
Speaking of strange movie posters, this one is all over the NY Subway system:
And every single time I see it, all I can think is ‘THUMBS UP THE BUTT!! THUMBS UP THE BUTT!!!!!’ Because really, their thumbs are RIGHT AT THAT GIRL’S BUTT!! It looks like one of those Kids in the Hall skits where they would pretend to squish people’s heads with their fingers, except more uncomfortable. Couldn’t they have moved the girl back further so that she didn’t look like the goddess of anal penetration, rising from their fist bump like it was sea foam?