Of Course I Want to See "Zack And Miri Make A Porno"!

It was BigD who originally introduced me to the works of Kevin Smith years ago with what is *still* my favorite of all of his movies Chasing Amy and then some time later all of his earlier movies -- so I can't claim to have been part of the nerd-fan base who knew him from his humble film-making beginnings with Clerks. But I can say that there is a special, warm-fuzzy place in my heart for his films that will always be there. The Star Wars fanboy banter in his movies always gets to me and makes me feel like it's okay to laugh at myself that much harder because *I* am one of those fans too. Maybe not as obsessive as some, but I think camping out on the sidewalk in front of a movie theater for two weeks to see Episode I gets me some street cred. (The fact that I also own a version of Princess Leia's slave bikini from Return of the Jedi that I'm dying to upgrade into an even more authentic version should get me some more.)

So yes, I *do* very much want to see his latest film Zack And Miri Make A Porno not only because it's a Kevin Smith film, but because it's comedic subject matter is near and dear to my heart: homemade porn! I'm not thinking it'll be terribly insightful on the whole making porn thing, but I am looking forward to the intelligent crudeness that's sure to get an empathizing/giggling nod from me. And I was most annoyed to read this news tidbit about how this total "date movie" is being banned in Utah because it has the word "Porno" in the title. Upon first reading about the hubbub, I was like all "C'mon, now, really? Like for really real? In this day and age?" There's a part of me that's still kind of in disbelief that this film was initially slapped with an NC-17 rating when if it's anything like other Kevin Smith's films -- there's going to be one or two brief flashes of nudity and heaps of colorful foul language with a sprinkling of nerd fanboy jokes to keep folks like me happy -- and that's all. No actual "pornography" -- not that I think there's a thing wrong with that coming from my perspective. ;) Yeah, so if you know nothing about Zack & Miri and go with hopes that you'll be seeing an actual porno, I can promise you'll be disappointed. So go to see it because you might see wit like this clip from Clerks 2. This is one of the highlights of the movie that I just *had* to dig up on YouTube to share. Super geek fanboys square off: Star Wars VS Lord Of The Rings. (And you need not ask which side, I am on. I'm with Randal all the way; there is only ONE trilogy!)

I'm not sure when we'll get to see the movie, but I'm glad that we'll be able to use my "prize" for winning the best ladies costume as the sexy Miss Freddy Krueger at the Halloween party I went to on the 31st. I scored two movie tickets for that one, whoo hoo! Guess that costume deserves it's own gallery of photos for next year, huh? ;)