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Movie Review: The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down


GolightlyGrrl

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blog-7451854.jpg7451854This lapsed Catholic turned Unitarian has a confession to make. I sometimes have very low standards when it comes to entertainment. Give me a cheesy, sleazy guilty pleasure movie, and I am as happy as Michelle Duggar with a positive pregnancy test. And if these movies are crass, low brow and do not elevate Biblical womanhood, all the better! Here is a movie review for a charming flick that is "Jingerite tested and fundie disapproved."

Do you want to know why it’s better to snort coke off of fake breasts instead of real breasts? Do you wonder why some straight men become "fauxmosexuals" to pick up chicks? And just what is an “after party?†Well, these questions (and more) are all answered in the guilty pleasure gem "The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down."

"The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down" takes an anthropological look at LA's club scene. Using a format reminiscent of those cheesy educational films we saw in school (if TMZ.com made educational films), this movie utilizes live action, graphic diagrams and "knowledgeable" narrators. You know they are knowledgeable because one of them has a British accent. Among the informative "chapters" you will learn the following:

  • Getting past the velvet rope
  • What certain drinks make smart girls stupid
  • The importance of determining the difference between good and bad drugs
  • How to get rid of a sexual hook-up once daylight arrives
  • And so much more!!!

With a cast of unknowns (other than a brief cameo by the guy who played the principal on "Saved by the Bell"), "The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down" follows these club go-ers from their initial getting ready rituals until the moment they wake up with post-revelry hangovers. These unknown actors add to the slightly mockumentary feel of the movie. The assorted collection of sleazebags, sluts, losers, punks and druggies are the kind of people who probably see the "Jersey Shore" kids as role models, not cautionary tales.

I couldn't help but laugh out loud while watching this movie even though I somehow avoided the charms of the "fauxmosexuals" during my party girl days . Some of you might recognize yourself (or at least your youth) in their shenanigans. And some of you will give be grateful you never quite partied this hard. "The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down" is a gloriously fun and trashy movie, and possibly a how-to for people who really want to PARTY! The club scene, whether in LA or even in my hometown of Milwaukee, is always perfect for mocking and "The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down" does it perfectly.

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