What a sweet teen friendship movie. Boys are so sweet sometimes. The very nicest ones make the best friends, don’t they? I mean, once you get over the wanting to get with each other part, which for my male friends is… ew! No way! Gross!
It’s kind of unfair that teenage boys get movies like this, and we get Mean Girls. Are girls only mean to one another? Maybe. Why is it so hard for girls to have safe, intimate friendships? Is it because we are conditioned to work together, but only until we have secured a sexual partner? Is it a competitiveness thing? Huh? What?
I do find myself pulling punches with female acquaintances. I’m not as candid and I try to be nicer with women. It’s good, yes? Sisterhood, yes? Well, not completely. I am a little less honest and a little more distant, and therefore it is harder to have the kind of frienship that the Superbad boys have. I used to think that it was harder to be friends with women for whatever reason, but I recognize that I am part of the problem.
I have been trying to remedy this. But I do treasure my female pals because they are precious. I love you… (ahem) man.