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November 19th, 2006

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09:58 pm - Dear Ferris
The Gilded Moose is a damn good celebrity snark site, but I've never seen it come up with something so brilliant (and brilliantly depressing) as letters from Cameron to Ferris Bueller 20 years later.

I'd heard rumors that John Hughes once was entertaining the thought of a "20-years-later" sequel to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, but that doesn't have to happen now.

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Date:November 20th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
Am I the only one whose reaction to that movie was a desire to strangle Ferris with piano wire? Irritating, self-satisfied little shit.
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Date:November 20th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
Ferris's "first girl he sleeps with" speech infuriates me to this day, probably because in that regard I was in a situation similar to Cameron's at the time. It has a kernel of truth mixed inextricably with a lot of dangerous wrongness (yes, inflated sexual expectations born of inexperience can cause problems for shy young men; no, the solution is not that you have to get a girlfriend before some deadline in your teens--that attitude just makes it all worse; worst of all, Ferris makes it all about a sort of misogynistic concern for who wears the pants in the relationship, as if women are all just aching to exploit guys who are after their magic sex treasure). I suspect it caused unneeded anxiety and contributed to creepy, entitled "I'm a nice guy; why won't girls put out for me?" whining in a whole generation of shy male virgins.

I liked the realism of that 20-years-later piece; I didn't even find it all that depressing, as Cameron actually has some sort of adult life, albeit a stunted one going through a bad patch. And he's not a quadruplegic after his dad broke his neck.

Saw too much of myself in the adult Ferris.
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Date:November 20th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
Hey, well-put.
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Date:November 20th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
Wow, that was amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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Date:November 20th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was gonna link this too. It's... good.

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