This post has nothing to with beer, but as several people e-mailed me about it today, I guess I better quell any concerns, especially with my wife. I have not given up on white women, especially my lovely better half (not that there’s anything wrong with any other women). Confused? Yeah, me too. Apparently a new film began playing in San Francisco today, and the title of it is I’m Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks). That parenthetical subtitle certainly caused me to do a double take.
Jay Brooks is that black guy who digs indie rock, graphic novels, and dates white chicks. After a slew of bad break-ups, Jay gives up white women, “cold turkey,” and he goes on a mission: “Operation Brown Sugar”. But because Jay doesn’t fit the “brotha” stereotype, he fails miserably with the “sistahs.” Then he meets the dynamic Catherine, a misunderstood “Half-rican Canadian”, who’s as righteously quirky as he is. To win her heart, Jay must confront his fears as he realizes commitment is a bigger issue than race. I’M THROUGH WITH WHITE GIRLS, written by Courtney Lilly (Arrested Development, Everybody Hates Chris, My Boys), is a quirky romantic-comedy addressing race, class, and cultural identity in America.
Goofy, but perfect fodder for a lazy Friday afternoon. I wonder if I get in free if I have the same name as the film’s protagonist? As for my “inevitable undoing,” I guess I’ll have to keep searching for that, whatever it may be. Those of you who know me, what do you think will be my inevitable undoing?