>Immaturity Abides! On Teen, "Gross Out" and Dumbass Comedy


Jonah Hill and Michael Cera in Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007)

Film Studies For Free is two years old today. You go, blog!

In honour of its tentative entry into digital post-toddlerdom (and hopefully not the terrible twos), it wanted to celebrate online and openly accessible studies of what FSFF likes to think of (in its über-scholarly way) as those liminal film genres and cycles of comic immaturity, awkwardness, stupidity, and tastelessness — that is to say, all varieties of the teen (or arrested development) comedy (including the “teen sex comedy”, the “gross-out” comedy, comic “dude flicks” and “bromances“), as well as studies of related issues.

Today’s scattershot links list is partly an offshoot of FSFF‘s recent entry on the romantic comedy, and partly its first experiment in “crowdsourcing” via its blossoming Facebook page. Thanks so much to those who suggested items there.

If anyone else has any bright ideas for further additions, do please ‘fess up. FSFF earnestly promises that you won’t be ritually humiliated, or mercilessly laughed at, at all  :o)





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