We’re Just Not That Into It

Within 10 minutes of watching the newly released film He’s Just Not That Into You, we had given out our names and telephone numbers to a hot looking man and been checked-out by several others. Of course, the telephone numbers were to secure a table in a busy Melbourne restaurant and the men checking us out were old enough to be our fathers. Reality? Check.

Of course women everywhere are not lining up in the cinemas or cramming into plush velvet seats for a dose of reality – they are lining up in the cinemas and cramming into plush velvet seats to escape from the reality of dating, millennium-style. What they get is an hour and a half of Hollywood gloss smeared over the all too real and highly gendered stereotypes and “unwritten rules” about love, sex and relationships that cause both men and women everywhere daily confusion – sometimes with tragic results.

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