Life is not a sitcom.

/Life is not a sitcom.

I’ve had this argument about whether it [the rape scene in Revenge of the Nerds] was “technically” rape with fans of the movie in the past, but leaving aside the legal technicalities, why don’t you ask the women you know who are in committed relationships how they’d feel about guys concocting elaborate ruses to have sex with them without their knowledge to “earn a chance” with them? Or how it feels to be chased by a real-life Steve Urkel, being harassed, accosted, ambushed in public places, have your boyfriend “challenged” and having all rejection met with a cheerful “I’m wearing you down!”?

I know people who’ve been through that. And because life is not, in fact, a sitcom, it’s not the kind of thing that elicits a bemused eye roll followed by raucous laughter from the studio audience. It’s the kind of thing that induces pain, and fear.

–Arthur Chu hits it out of the park on male nerd entitlement.

2017-11-16T11:29:27+00:0026th July, 2014|Tags: culture|Comments Off on Life is not a sitcom.