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Superbad and Sam got me thinking -- boys?

Sam and our Superbad discussion (not her consideration of different terms for oral sex...) got me thinking. I turn the big question over to you -- and your male friends and brothers and teachers and all that. 

Is a boy-written version of RED possible? Will the guys you know, and not just the artsy kind, who consider themselves writers, be into this? Share their inner lives? Would be fascinating to get in there, no? 

Let me know. Seriously. 

Published Dec 16 2007, 11:52 AM by AmyG
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jocelynp said:

I'd love to be able to say yes, but judging from the guys I, I don't think so. Sure, you'd get the artsy guys--the ones into musical theatre and quite possibly gay--but you wouldn't get the boy population as a whole (and I think with RED we got all kinds of girls).

December 16, 2007 2:18 PM

amyh said:

I dunno. I personally know a good set of guys who would love to write something for a boy-RED thing. I think that it would be interesting to at least give it a shot — you never know until you try.

December 16, 2007 2:39 PM

hannahm said:

I can only think of one of my guy friends that might be interested in this. He loves to write poetry (and no, he isnt gay) and is really into writing in general. We also call him a 'grammar nazi'. I cant really think of anyone else. And I hate to say it, but even if you were able to get a wide collection of essays written by guys, I think the main audience of this book would be, well, girls. :\

December 16, 2007 2:57 PM

jordynt said:

I wish I had an opinion on this, but I just don't know. It could go either way. But I do agree wit Hannah that the main audience of the book would still be girls.

December 16, 2007 3:38 PM

zulayr said:

It would be a bit more difficult to find a wide variety of boys that would contribute, but it sounds cool. I also have a friend who would be interested in it, but that's about it.

December 17, 2007 7:34 AM

kalim said:

I personally think that an all boys version would be pretty hard to do. Now if we had a girls version again and threw in a couple of boys than that would be better. As we all know, boys are immature. Period. Out of all the boys I know, theres only maybe one that would be able to handle it maturely. Is that sad?

P.S. We talked about this at the LA party while turning down food from the oh-so-persistant waiters.. Would the book be called BLUE? :]

December 17, 2007 2:40 PM

jordynt said:

Actually I'm changing my mind... I think a book with boys would actually work pretty well. I think they would be less serious and more funny than the girls' writings, but still really good.

So there's my two cents.

December 17, 2007 4:23 PM

hannahm said:

I agree, they would be very entertaining. xD

December 18, 2007 8:56 PM

graceh said:

That would certainly intrigue a lot of people I think, but I am not so sure on how some guys would feel about doing that like us. Girl's are so much more emotional than just your average every day guys...hmmm this shall be's really cool that you are considering it and if it worked out that would be amazing! Maybe we'd be surprised and more guys than we would think actually would! You never know! I say it is worth a try for sure! :)

December 23, 2007 11:59 PM