Oct 29, 2013
A Touch of Pink: Whiny Gay Guy, Free-Spirit Bisexual, and Cougar Mom
There are free-spirit economists?
You know what that means: hid all the gay books and beefcake photos, move Giles to the guest bedroom, and pretend that you're engaged to his sister. You've only seen that a few dozen times before.
But you haven't seen what happens next.
Roiling with jealousy over the Giles-Mom romance, Alim decides to come out in stupidest way possible -- by showing Mom a nude photo of Giles.
Wait -- that's supposed to put the kibosh on her romantic interest?
All hell breaks loose. Nuru returns to Canada, and Giles is so upset over the loss of his cougar girlfriend that he breaks up with Alim and starts dating an Olympic Gold Medalist.
Right, whenever you break up with a guy, Olympic Gold Medalists are always waiting to zoom in.
There were a few interesting bits:
1. Cary Grant behaves exactly like what you would expect: "Hide everything!"
2. Alim's cousin is gay but intends to marry anyway to "keep up appearances.
3. The Nuru-Alim-Giles love triangle
4. Nuru's conflicting attitudes toward the West. She grew up watching old Cary Grant movies, discovered that the real London was nothing like that, and now hates all things Western. But not really.
But that's not enough to overcome the tired, contrived ending, or the whiny, unpleasant character of Alim.
By the way, the title is a parody of That Touch of Mink (1962), a Cary Grant-Doris Day romantic comedy that no one except movie buffs has ever heard of