We’ve all seen the trailer for the new movie ‘Bad Neighbours’, right?
You know, the one where the hot young frat guy moves in next door to the married couple with a new baby, and trouble and hilarity ensue. Box office gold.
In case you haven’t, here you go:
The hot young frat guy is played by a mostly shirtless Zac Efron, who just quietly, is doing a stellar job at ditching his Disney image. It appears that of 97 minutes in the film, Efron spends 95 of them half-naked, showcasing just how much free time he has to spend in the gym now that High School Musical isn’t taking up his whole day.
And the happily married couple with the new bub is played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne.
And Rose Byrne.
Seth Rogen, the pale, overweight, generally dishevelled-looking comedian.
And Rose Byrne, the statuesque, gorgeous, stunningly beautiful goddess of a human being.
Of course. Naturally.
Now let’s be clear, we’re not being superficial. We all know very well that looks aren’t everything. Looks fade. Looks don’t keep you warm at night. And various other wise sayings our grandmothers told us.
Seth Rogen is a funny guy. Not that I know him personally. But in every interview and film I’ve seen him in, he’s pretty darn hilarious. Hell, I’d probably marry him given the opportunity. Imagine how entertaining your life would be.
So of course, its understandable that even though he isn’t much in the looks department, a guy like Seth Rogen probably could in actual fact nab a mega-babe like Rose Byrne. Because he’s funny.
That’s the way it is. Homer and Marge Simpson. Charlotte York and Harry Goldenblatt. Peter and Lois Griffin. Tony and Carmella Soprano. Fred and Wilma Flintstone. Turtle and virtually every girl he dates for the entire eight seasons of Entourage. Sitcoms According To Jim, Still Standing, Grounded For Life and King of Queens all feature overweight, scruffy protagonists with insanely hot wives.
So it’s okay for men to be pale, overweight, unshaven, have their boxer shorts hanging out of their pants and look like they’ve slept in a dumpster – as long as they’re funny. Does that mean that women can still be deemed attractive and score a hot guy if their best attribute is their humour, too?