Friday, March 25, 2005

Porn for Women

So Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason came out on DVD this week and of course even though I saw it in the theater I had to buy it right away.

I've never felt very girly, I never wore pink (even though this page is pink, hmmm), I never went to dances in high school, I'd rather watch Bruce Lee kick some serious ass like that hall of mirrors scene in Enter the Dragon then watch the latest sensitive drama about family relations. I don't get excited about weddings or babies, yet I watch Bridget Jones and I feel like a little girl dreaming about Prince Charming striding through the forrest looking for a princess to awake with loves first kiss.

The older I get the more I find myself falling into the girl trap. Maybe it's all chemical, my body forcing my brain to catch up for all those years of repressing my girly side. Or maybe movies like Bridget Jones which are basically fan fic for middle aged women, satisfy some kind of itch that people who have been in long term relationships get.

Now don't get me wrong I really love my boyfriend, we've been together for just over ten years, and there's no one in the world I'd rather spend my time with, but there's nothing like the initial feelings of excitement falling, first falling in love create. Movies like Bridget Jones, if you really allow yourself to get involved take you on that exciting emotional ride, they are like sentiment porn, and I can't get enough.

That said this movie also has a stellar fight scene between Mark (present object of a girly crush, Colin Firth) & Daniel (Hugh Grant, does anyone else think he's gay?,). Mark having accused Daniel of trying to steal Bridget's affections again, feels the need to kick Daniel's ass and they have this very silly cat scratch, kick boxing fight that sort of culminates in a fountain. I love it, it's like watching real men fight and a perfect sequel to their fight in the first film. So I get my fight scene after all. And really who hasn't wanted two men to argue for her affections then fight over her in a very physical way, it's the ultimate crush flattery, when you're out of highschool, that is.

Becca

3 comments:

david_b said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site. Been checking out every page for weeks now.

Great female erotica..? 'Delta of Venus'.. Zalman King has done some great films, some more well-known, but this one's super. Girlfriend and I watch it on occasion. VERY well done, artistic, not slimey at all. The 'unrated' version's the best.

Thanks much for a beautiful site.

David B.

Becca said...

I'm so glad you've been enjoying the blog! I feel like I haven't had as much to say in recent years and I guess that's why I haven't posted in a while.

I'm actually okay with erotic/ porn movies, one of my favorite filmmakers is Russ Meyer :) but it was so surprising how much I liked Bridget Jones cause I'm so not the kind of girl who gets off on modern romantic comedies etc. however every once in a while I see a Bridget Jones or a P.S. I love you and totally lose it. It's emotional porn as opposed to sexy good time porn...frankly I'd rather watch real porn then a lot of the romantic comedies that come out.

Thanks for reading! And it was really nice to meet you!

david_b said...

Thank you, Becca for your timely reply. I will not, nor will I ever sit and watch the male porn. NUMEROUS other endeavors provide me much more interest, and I'm a romantic at heart.

I mentioned King only because, a tad devoid of emotion, it's nevertheless a very stylish, romantic period piece of sensuality. Not gratutious nudity, but very romantically done, swept in a narrative, cozy manner. Know exactly what you mean for emotional porn.., love that about 'Love Actually', one of the best movies ever. Many studios have tried to copy the style, but not the heart-tugging impact.

Need more pics of you posted..

You're interesting in your regard for Meyer (just downloaded 'Vixen' to enjoy..) and other erotica in cinema. Love your comments and humor as well.

Blessings, and please don't stop..!