My Secret Little Pleasure

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Time to confess a secret I’ve been trying to keep for a while. I like “Chick flicks”. I’m a man and I can say proudly that I like movies “dealing with love and romance and designed to appeal to a largely female target audience […] a chick-flick is a film designed to have an innate appeal to women, typically young women.” as my good friend Wikipedia describe them. I don’t know why, but it all started when I was feeling bored so I decided to watch “Bridesmaids”, which I will deny if you tell anybody.

Not so bad

Most men wouldn’t admit to like them, but inside we all love them. Laying down in my bed with a bowl of popcorn and my best friend, my laptop watching a movie that will make me feel something. It wouldn’t give me that adrenaline rush you get after watching movies like “300” or “Die hard”, it will only make you think about your feelings and your love life (if you have one).

Remembering when I was a kid, I would always say that “these movies are for women, a man should watch big action movies”. If I met that kid today I would tell him to give them a try, because there not that bad. Also at school, We all had that debate between Boys and girls about which movie is better, Action vs Romance

One of the many explanations that I have is that my environment influenced my choice of movies.  You see growing up my mother used to tell me “you’re my strong man” (those words that mothers typically say), maybe unconsciously I thought to be a man you had to do this or be that. Also seeing my father, who is a well built man, could have affected me.

Don’t get me weong, I’m not saying that a man should like a certain type of movies. Being a man is a really complex notion that could lead to a very long debate, all I’m just saying is that I like Chick flicks (also Romcoms).

chick flick trick


4 thoughts on “My Secret Little Pleasure

    Holistic Wayfarer said:
    March 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Have you seen NOTEBOOK?

      mesimpel responded:
      March 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      I ‘haven’t watched it. My sister recommended it to me once. As the idiot I was, I told her that I don’t care for romance. Do you recommend it?

        Holistic Wayfarer said:
        March 22, 2014 at 4:05 pm

        I don’t watch TV or movies. But Notebook is one of the few I saw way back.

        Oh….you must. You just must.
        And let me know afterward.

        mesimpel responded:
        March 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm

        I’m going to put it on “my to” watch list. But if it gets me all emotional inside I’m blaming you

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