For some artists, especially younger ones, the creative impulse is linked directly to the genitals: They create because it they hope it makes them sexually attractive. This is a truth so obvious it is rarely mentioned in creative writing circles, although writers as various as Philip Roth , Thomas Wolfe and Martin Amis have built their careers on it. The movie contains two stories. The first, "Fiction," is about a college creative writing student Selma Blair whose boyfriend Leo Fitzpatrick has cerebral palsy. Although he is the "cripple," that gives him an advantage in her politically correct cosmos, and he milks it.
January is where the major studios dump their mistakes. Kubrick inserted little boxes to obscure the bumping of uglies. Solondz has always sided with outsiders, such as those from the New Jersey burbs that spawned him. Fear, Anxiety and Depression made an apt title for his debut film. For Solondz, cruel action invariably springs from the placid face of normalcy.
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