Sunday, November 06, 2011
Queer Eye and Straight Guy
Blitz is a 2010 crime drama starring ubermale Jason Statham. A clever, vengeful, sadistic and psychopathic killer is murdering cops in London. Statham is in bad shape as it is --burnout and under investigation-- and is joined up with a poofter cop from a higher status station to solve the crime. To complete the PC lineup, we have a Black female cop in the mix, too. No romance, though. The primary energy is between the two guys and the murderer.
Statham is, of course, Beef a la Testosterone, with attitude and skills to go with it. Paddy Considine (above right) plays his new colleague. His intelligence, commitment, endurance and determination compensate for his secondary physical role, his preference for classical music, healthy eating and minimalist furniture. It is not a PC relationship. Statham expressed respect for Considine's skills by saying he's a good cop "for a poofter". Mercifully, Considine is man enough to hear the respectful compliment and smile rather than file a complaint.
They do share a passion, but its for their work and that they bond over and trust each other over. Interesting pairing of two kinds of masculinity in tandem. It is not a buddy relationship, but the two of them work as a pair to bring the bad guy down and show that the men have a great deal more in common where it counts than first meets the eye.
at 3:22 PM