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Jane Austen’s Fight Club

This video has been making the rounds of the feminist blogosphere, but as Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time, I had to make sure you all saw this.

Transcript here, courtesy of Hoyden About Town.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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  • http://feministing.com/members/jessica/ Jessica

    I LOVE this.

  • davenj

    Fun fact: this is written and directed by Emily Janice Card, daughter of acclaimed sci-fi author Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game). She also plays Lizzie (the founder of Fight Club) in the video.

    Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

  • redmuser

    I can’t get enough of this video. And the fact that it’s been created by Orson Scott Card’s daughter is even better. Love love love.

  • spiffy-mcbang

    That’s fucking awesome. Lizzie is double awesome. I want to see a full version of this.

  • http://feministing.com/members/juleme/ Julie

    What am I missing here? Am I the only one offended by the violence? Aren’t we still fighting for justice across the globe to eliminate violence against women???

    • spiffy-mcbang

      Wild guess: You never watched Fight Club.

      If I’m right, have faith, it’s a fantastic parody of the movie. You’re welcome to dislike it, obviously, but for me and I’d guess most people, the fact it’s a Jane Austen version of one of the biggest dude movies made in the last twenty years- and quite well done at that- vastly outweighs any potential offensiveness.

      If not, and you have seen the movie… I don’t really know what to say.