The Pretender – The Cinema Snob

What happens when a 30 year old womanizer high school student pretends to be a Christian to woo the religious girl?

About thecinemasnob

Brad Jones portrays The Cinema Snob, a pretentious film snob who is stuck with reviewing Z-Grade exploitation flicks of the past.

9 comments

  1. Ladies and gentlemen, our heroes.

  2. This sort of reminds me of an old-timey trope about Prolong Seduction; goes back as far as the novels Pamela/Clarissa by Samuel Richardson. Basically a rake (an old-timey playboy) would fake his intentions as honorable only seduce an innocent and virginal maiden. In the Clarissa novel, it takes a dark turn that involves rape; the Rake takes the virginal heroine Clarissa to a brothel, disguised as a house of piety and virtue, comes up with several plans to seduce her but ultimately fail, until he asks the Madam to drug her and have the other whores bind her so as he can rape her. Clarissa is a dark version of this trope, whereas in Pamela, the heroine is trapped by the rake but he comes to repentance and asks her to marry him, which she does.

    • Oh yeah! I remember we looked at Pamela and Clarissa in English Lit. when we were doing epistolary novels. Pamela was a conduct novel wasn’t it? Teaching young ladies that if they were good and virtuous like Pamela was, they would be rewarded with happiness and a good husband (in Pamela’s case the would-be rapist Mr. B.)

      • By ‘virtue’ they meant virginal and sexually chaste. The villains had these weird cases of the Madonna-Whore Complex.

        And in cases like Clarissa, if a young lady loses her ‘virtue’ then she better suffer an honorable death that doesn’t make it look like suicide.

        Those books had scary double standards, given the time period they were written in. There was an article about a book, something about warning against women readers; they men of old days worry that if women enjoy reading then they might rebel against their ‘natural’ role as wife and mother. And so these books were written as reinforcement of morality and instilling virtue in young women.

  3. lilith_ascennding

    Still a better movie than anything by David A.R. White.

  4. Cinnamon Scudworth

    is it confirmed now that you’re taking the place of the absent Good Hook Guy?

  5. Oh this movie could have been so wrong on so levels…and yet this is probably the most subdued Christian film; now it’s just dull looking.

    I watched the Rocked; It’s Your Decision review lately: is it better or worse then any of the films the Cinema Snob review lately (Old Fasioned, War Room, God’s Not Dead, Second Glance, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas).

    Great review: love the thumbnail
    For some unknown reason the image of Cinema Snob review Mary Poppins came to mind: this must happen in some way

    So wrong….and yet so right!!! 🙂

  6. Uh oh, I didn’t catch this one before it was taken down! Are we getting a reupload?

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