Has my objection to the phrase "chick flick" revealed itself in these posts? I've been known to object to it openly and whenever possible, on Yahoo, at dinner, anywhere. My biggest objection to the term is that males have never had a term to refer to "their stupid movies," before. The major theory of why this abominable happenstance occurs is mainly that these movies need a name. These are the only movies which are made for the female demographic; all other movies are made for men. So, to differentiate, we must have a name for these "women movies."
However, the social connotation is - "chick-flick" = lame, girlie, un-cool, or any other unfortunate synonym. Do you see my problem? There's nothing wrong with Pride and Prejudice (well, at least not the BBC's version.) Just because boys don't like something, doesn't make it lame or un-cool. Yet, somehow, thanks to social binaries, it does. We need a great equalizer. Fairness in all things! Right?
Now, I can't take credit for the term "fart-eater." I have to give that all to Orson Scott Card, and the use of it in this fashion I must give credit to "her P-nutty goodness." (those of you that know her, know who I mean.) "Fart-eater" is an adjective used here to describe a certain type of sense of humor required to enjoy certain movies, or a person found in possession of certain sense of humor. In short, if you're a "fart-eater" it more-or-less means that you enjoy fart jokes, crude humor, and movies like Old School. One might even refer to these types of movies as the male equivalents of the regretfully termed "chick-flicks."
Since I suppose calling men "fart-eaters" is nearly as offensive as calling women "chicks," I'm going to relax my stance and objection to the phrase, (but only somewhat.)
To quote my favorite anime - The Big-O (above) - "We have come to terms."