Friday, May 30, 2008

Yes, I did like this movie...

And, no, I'm not gay. There seems to be a stigma attached to men who enjoy what might be commonly referred to as a "girly" movie. In my group of male friends, enjoying a film that has been labeled a chick-flick is looked down upon as being less than manly, and carries inherent suspicions about one's sexual orientation (what does one has to do with the other??). That's when the jokes and (friendly) harassment begin. Imagine the reaction I got a few nights ago when, during a casual conversation about New York, I admitted to liking the opening scenes of the classic Breakfast at Tiffany's. The jabs never ceased.




I do like this film, especially the beginning. With the theme playing in the background, an empty 5th Avenue in New York seems especially pensive and nostalgic. That Mancini sure knew how to write a melody!

By the way, for the most part, I find romantic comedies appalling. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a rare exception.

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

My husband prefers most "chick flicks" with an occasional Lethal Weapon thrown in for fun.

I'm the one that watches movies that make him spew.......

Diva Mom Vicki said...

My husband loves Audrey Hepburn's movies - so much so, if Bittyman had been a girl her name would have been 'Audrey' and if Ittyboy had been a girl she would have been Audrianne!

Katie Alender said...

I adore the song "Moon River"... if I've had even one or two glasses of wine, I usually end up a little teary.

RJW said...

What about Audrey Hepburn wouldn't a red-blooded man not enjoy?

Tracy said...

I enjoy this movie very much, I don't know if my hubby has ever seen it or not, he is not into older movies but maybe someday I'll get him to watch it:)

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Tom: I'm not shocked. You are a very sensitive and creative man. Your buddies probably secretly watch The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants when they are home alone. Really.

Audrey Hepburn is so cool. But, I always cry at the end when she leaves her cat in the alley in the rain. Poor kitty. She goes back for him but I hated her for that.

Tom in Vegas said...

Cathy,

"Your buddies probably secretly watch The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants when they are home alone." ROFLMAO!!

Terry Nelson said...

There is nothing wrong wwith Breakfst At Tiffany's, sissyman! LOL!

Cathy - you cannot hate her for that because she and cat were both no-name slobs. Have a little compassion.