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Sunday, March 09, 2003

THE GURU, AND FUN WITH PORN FLICK TITLES
big fat hindu wedding?
I went to see The Guru earlier this weekend. Fun movie! I was hooked to see it when one of the stars, the delectable Heather Graham (God, what a hottie, as is co-star Marisa Tomei), did an appearance on some latenight talk show. The clip she brought with her showed a Bollywood-styled recreation of the "You're The One That I Want" scene from Grease, and it was just too enticing for me to miss it. I was just crossing my fingers that the rest of the movie would hold up.

It could have used some work, especially the editing and especially in the final third of the film (I seem to be mindful of that more and more these days), but I wasn't expecting a work of art, and it was definitely a satisfying, feel-good movie. I think the backers are trying to build it slowly and hope for a My Big Fat Greek Wedding-type success.

I hope for her sake that Heather Graham doesn't get severely typecast after this one. She revisits her Boogie Nights past (as Rollergirl) by playing a porn star in this one too; and her last big-time role was as a hooker in From Hell. I kinda doubt she wants to specialize in "fallen women" parts.

Since a big part of this movie is a parodying of the porn industry, I got to indulge in several laughs from one of my favorite humor sources: Porn film titles, specifically those that are takeoffs on "legitimate" movie titles. I find these hilarious! A couple from The Guru, with the hyperlinks to their non-porn "inspirations", were:

- The Prime of Miss Jean's Booty
- Star Whores (Episode 69)

And here's a couple that should have been included, but weren't; I'm not going to check to see if these are real-life porn movies or not, but if not, they should be:

- Splendor In The Ass
- There's Something About Mary's Vagina
- Against All Bods
- Hannah Does Her Sisters