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Chasing Kevin Smith Ok so the start of Chasing Amy can be confusing If you dont read comic books there is not much intrest for the first 15 minutes of the movie But wait it does get good Real good Chasing Amy is the story of a guy who makes comic books Ben Affleck his lifetime friend Jason Lee and the girl who comes between them Joey Lauren Adams Now we have seen this story before you know the one Where the two guys have a great friendship but the love of one good women tears them apart Well this isnt it Sit back and let me tell you a tale Holden writes comic books with Banky They live in a loft argue back and forth and drive each other nuts And somehow they are not gay At a fateful comic book convention one day Holden meets Alyssa Jones and sparks fly The next night Holden and Banky go to a bar at the invite of Alyssa and they discover one small detail Alyssas girlfriend See Alyssa plays for the other team Well I guess it could be your team but a different league than mostanyways you get it shes a lesbian And the strangest love triangle of all time begins This isnt your normal gaystraight love story If you know who Kevin Smith is you know he doesnt make normal movies Clerks Mallrats Dogma these are not normal type of movies and Chasnig Amy is no different This movie is smart funny intelligent and just plain good It takes the notion of lesbianstraightgay sterotypes and turns them on their head The gay character is an African american nelly comic creator who plays a black militaristic straight man to the masses He is like no other gay character seen before and everything you know about gay characters is thrown out the door with him Alyssa isnt just a normal lesbian lipstick or otherwise And
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