“Don Jon” Movies Are EQUALLY as Bad as Porn!

Last week I saw Don Jon, it was written and directed by Joseph Gordon Levitt. It was my kind of film because it challenged social norms by incorporating comedy.

Don Jon was your stereotypical east coast guido. He was Catholic, spent his days chasing after women, working out and jacking off to porn. He repeatedly explains that real sex is not as good as his pornography, later on we learn it is because he views sex as a one way street  therefore cannot emotionally connect to his partners. 

He meets Barbara played by Scarlett Johanssen, at first it plays out like your typical romantic comedy, the player finally “falls in love”, dedicating his every second to making this magical woman happy. Then the plot thickens, Barbara is a pain in the ass, she is bossy, has unrealistic expectations for a relationship along with what a man should be. She gets all upset when she learns Jon cleans his own home…yes he practices something feminine. In the end their relationship does not work out and I dug the non cliche Hollywood ending because love does not always play out like a movie. 

I also enjoyed the satire, how Levitt poked fun at misogynistic men showcasing how dumb they sound when they refer to women as their body parts rather than their name. 

Porn. Yeah like a movie it is entertainment, it is not real…because real people do not fuck like that its a fantasy just like mainstream movies. It screws with men like movies screw with women. It gives them unrealistic expectations, porn is fake, movies are fake yet somehow people get suckered into believing they are giving you a better reality, when they are just fucking with you, porn and movies are equally as toxic, equally as fabricated and equally manipulative. 

I give this film an A 🙂

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