Chasing Amy

This week we talk about Kevin Smith's third film, 1997's Chasing Amy. It's a movie that deals with sexuality, liberalism, and LGBT issues in a very mid-90's white straight liberal male sort of way. Which is to say it doesn't really stand up as progressive as time marches on. It doesn't treat it's women as well as it could, nor it's non-heterosexuals. Pat and I aren't thrilled with much or the writing, characterizations, or even cinematography. Ultimately, it's film about a straight white male's sexual insecurity, but at least Holden (and by extension, Smith) is trying to understand things on a larger scale. In the last five minutes I think we come up with a pretty convincing argument on why this movie was important at the time (and can still be) for a certain subsection of humanity. Maybe.