Is it Feminist? : Don Jon

Be Young & Shut Up

Maybe you wouldn’t think of a movie like this as feminist. Up until the day we saw it, my roommate was affectionately calling it Jersey Boy. From the trailer, it looks like the film is primarily about a dudebro who gets his GTL on every day (Gym, Tan, Laundry), and objectifies women. And yeah, it totally is. In the film, Jon insists there are only a few things in the world he truly cares about: his “body,” his “pad,” his “ride,” his “family,” his “church,” his “boys,” his “girls,” and, of course, his “porn.” In the opening of the film, he repeats these things like a mantra: Body, pad, ride, family, church, boys, girls, porn.

Note: Spoilers abound.

don jon lifting weights and saying 9 hail marys GTL face

Is this what’s happening? Kids of baby boomers pick up where their parents left off, and create critical mainstream media? 

Don Jon has been churning out a number of pleasantly…

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