.... in the 00erne it was Clown, a generational portrait of distanceblændere (I dont know how to translate this but the idea is: a person who is seemingly smart, beautiful or clever, but loses on closer acquaintance) and estrogen-repressed men wearing baseball caps and interview kitchen. But can we still laugh at the clown? Well. Soon, the television series premieres as a film, and the group it has its supreme greatest attraction on is men who may experience the Clown universe as a pleasant ironic view over a culture where womens rules have become law.
Think of a scene from the series' first season in which Frank & Mia has been out shopping. He carries her shopping, obviously in both hands, and she talks. Shortly after they meet Casper & Iben and the picture is identical. Iben talking, Casper carry bags. It's lunchtime, and the women would like to go to a vegetarian restaurant, while men want a decent steak. They can not agree, and Casper gets irritated and want to take his motorcycle up to Gilleleje. Wanna join, he asks Frank. Frank says yes. "No, you will not," says Mia, and Frank Reiterates "No, I will not." When Casper tear off, the girls sigh that there goes a real man. Frank is now dragged to the vegetarian restaurant, humiliated and the viewers are left with a feeling that the clown is the one who plays by women's rules. The scene chalk up the field that Clown plays on, a field with half; womens.
Clown is an extension of recent years' debate on the taboo of masculinity in a feminized society. The series shows that the man is referred to a door that opens to a brick wall. Of estrogen. Like when Frank & Mia gets compensated for a faulty pregnancy test with a therapy course in the episodeLondon Kashmir. Frank otherwise suggests a cash compensation from the company behind the failed test, but no, it's too hard and vulgar and solves no problems. The couple's in reality pretty small problem, has to be worked on through dialogue and group therapy. This is the way its done in the female culture.
But the question is: Is it still funny to see Frank beat his head against the wall of estrogen, and Casper skip it because he shits on the rules? Personally I will probably not see Clown - the Movie, because I'm tired of the fetishing of the anti-hero and the embarrassing man. Tired of people who amateurish fumbles around with their lives, talk baby talk in the relationship. Of BØV-men (translation: "This is a man who still behaves like a child and never got over youth.") (what a surprise!) and says phrases that infantile begins with "It's just because.".....