so many people who are attempting to be counter-culture and progressive and liberal don’t like fight club because they think it’s an oversexed white male dominance fantasy and that’s exactly right. that’s what fight club is cutting at and making fun of
that boxy chested dudebro with the tyler durden poster in his dorm is the one the joke is on. it’s written by a queer man as a jab at over-privileged anxious 90’s white men with sexual frustration that they can only channel and expel by beating the shit out of each other
and actual stuff is happening around them, their actions have consequences, there is art and science and cancer going on around them and they wanna blow junk up and the narrator realizes this in the end and destroys that side of his personality because it went too far
that’s the punchline that’s the point of fight club y’all
I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love. Who’s going to love the girl that can’t stop crying? The girl that hurts herself? The girl that is losing control? The girl that is so sad she can’t get out of bed? The girl that keeps pushing everyone away? Who’s going to love the monster in me, who’s going to love me now?
"Stay with the pain, don’t shut this out. Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. This is your pain. This is your burning hand its right here. This is the greatest moment of your life and you’re off somewhere missing it. First you have to give up. First you have to know, not fear, know that one day you are going to die. Its only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything."
Fight Club (1999) Directed by David Fincher
@LawtonCourtnall: Harry Styles is ruthless out on the pitch. We were playing against 9 year olds
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