Viral Vid: GI Jane (Austen) vs. Withering Romantics



Straight Guy,

I just can't keep up with the splash you are making with your Gee Whiz series. You leave my creativity as flat as a urinal deodorant puck.

To not put undo pressure on my pee-shy prose, I will venture into my own realm of expertise: the 19th century novel. (From urinals to chamber pots.)

You know that I love (most of) Jane Austen's novels. I know, I know. . . . a man reading Jane Austen screams gay. A lot of women I know look at me and my book shelves with horror, like I'm personally setting feminism back 100+ years.

But Austen's women weren't all insipid husband hunters. They had their own mojo and bravery.

I think this vid captures that Austen spirit.

Enjoy.

--Gay Guy

P.S. Ages ago, I took off work early and hit a popular happy hour spot in the gayborhood. The place was still empty. The only other soul there was an attractive young man, leaning on the bar, lost in reading Pride and Prejudice. I thought I had pulled three cherries on the matrimonial slot machine in the sky. He was very sweet, home on a college holiday, catching up on his English lit assignments while putting his toe into the coming out pool. I think of him from time to time and hope that he landed happily. He was a jewel in the making.

7 comments:

Oddyoddyo13 said...

GG-I laughed SO hard watching/ reading that!

Is that going to be a movie? Gosh I hope so...

Jane Austen all the way-but Emily Bronte is really good too. :)

Straight in Upstate said...

Now i'm almost tempted to watch the real Fight Club - it gets referenced quite a bit so I feel like I should see it. Very nice, GG.

kathryn said...

Hilarious. Breaks through all the preconceived notions of those ladies...

How sweet that you still think of cutie-pie college guy. I'd like to think we all have someone thinking about us like that...now, wouldn't that be nice?

WannabeVirginia W. said...

That was great!!!

Dorn said...

That was great! Emma looks like she could take a biatch down too! SiU, the hype around Fight Club is legit. Hope you enjoy it.

Straight Guy said...

Are you sure that wasn't me? I was reading a copy of Low-Rider magazine and drinking a 64 oz Slurpee. But sounds similar... Wait, since when did Denny's become part of the gayborhood?

Straight Guy said...

Brief interview with the creator just went on-line:

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/07/30/jane-austens-fight-club/

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