chick flicks versus buddy flicks

When a movie is made of an incredibly talented female athlete (skater, gymnast, dancer come to mind) who somehow hurts herself in a manner so tragic that it ends her promising/active career, but through perseverance, hard work, and the love and support of family and friends, she makes a remarkable comeback and is even more amazing as a damaged athlete than she was as a psychically perfect athlete, etcetera, it’s called a “chick flick.”

But when a movie is made of an incredibly talented male athlete (baseball player, football player, boxer come to mind) who somehow hurts himself in a manner so tragic that it ends his promising/active career, but through perseverance, hard work, and the love and support of family and friends, he makes a remarkable comeback and is even more amazing as a damaged athlete than he was as a psychically perfect athlete, etcetera, it’s called a “drama.”

But “chick flicks versus buddy flicks” is just plain silly. Why is that?


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