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Pop Culture Pet Peeve: All 'American' movies (and TV shows)

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Hustle. Beauty. Pie. Idol. Gangster. Dreamz. Gigolo. Virgin. Violet. Outlaws. Idiot. Girl. Boy.

They’re a collection of words (or, in the case of “dreamz,” almost-words) that seem to have little in common, until you put the word “American” in front of them. Then each becomes a title, and not just any title — an evocative, slightly ironic title which promises a story that could only happen in these United States, one offering commentary on our shared national experience and way of life. It’s audacious, patriotic, grandiose — sort of like America itself, or at least the idea of “America.”

Either that… or the work’s creators couldn’t think of a good title, so they picked out a random noun and slapped “American” in front of it.
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Huey Lewis goes 'American Psycho' for Funny or Die -- VIDEO

In a new Funny or Die clip, Huey Lewis does his best Christian Bale from American Psycho — except with more Weird Al. I’ll leave the film criticism — what this does and does not say about the pose of reflexivity when applied to a film that already turned that pose inside-out to adapt Bret Easton Ellis’ intellectual bog of a novel — for another post and say only that I miss crazy, clothing-optional Christian. And who else didn’t know that Sports is turning 30? (Buy it on iTunes!)

Take a look at both clips below. Who gets it worse: Jared Leto or Al?

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