Bromance?

by Cross Woodfield

 

Okay so a little social commentary never hurt anybody, right?  Here’s what I got for ya.

 

Is it just me or have straight guys gotten a lot more flirty…with each other? 

 

The urban dictionary interprets a new wave word, for possibly a new wave concept,  Bromance: the complicated love and affection shared by two straight males.” 

 

Their example:

“Steve: Ah, Dave!!! I can’t believe you stole this first pressing of Aladdin Sane from your recordstore for me. We were just talking about this the other night.

Dave: No sweat, pal.

Steve: That is some full-on bromance. You’re the man.”

 

At my summer camp the guy counselors (the cool, arrogant, popular ones) hold hands with each other, caress each other’s faces, and promenade arm-in-arm from the cabins to the dining hall.  A little odd, no?

 

Not at summer camp.  Then, I was thinking about all these movies that are coming out (Stepbrothers, Pineapple Express) that glorify the bonds between brotherfromanothermothers and feature girls as flirty, eye-candy minor characters.

 

And as much as my feminist tendencies beg to ridicule the skewed perspective, it’s really fun to watch.

 

I imagine the same way guys fantasize about two girls making out, girls enjoy watching two guy friends make each other smile.  It’s cute…adorable actually.  It’s my porn.

 

That, and watching guys dance (see West Side Story for details).

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