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Risky Business

Posted in Personal by Will on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 ~ 1am

Risky Business is on BluRay today. And I approach the film with some trepidation, for while it is a classic well worth seeing, it is also a film that gives me a deep-seated rumbling in my belly, a sense of dread for the horrible aspects of life that it brought fully to bear on me when I was a youth. Namely, the film strongly suggested that women could not be trusted. Worse, it showed how love had become a commodity, and some women had become brokers, perhaps unable to feel real love anymore. Lana was a cipher in the film. Did she ever love Joel? “Yes, no, maybe” was the horrifying answer she gave.

The film is a dismal view of life. And yet I think I’d do well to see it again and find if perhaps it has less of an effect on me now that I’m 25 years older.

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