The first rule of Fight Club is… talk about it incessantly because it’s been over 20 years and we’re still bickering about it. So where do we stand on the great “is it misunderstood?” debate? How do we feel about its treatment of masculinity and questions of class? Also, the ever-important question: Brad Pitt or Edward Norton?
Warning: Contains swearing and discussions of lots of objectionable content, including sex, violence, and suicide.
Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
Second Selves, Second Stories: Unreliable Narration and the Circularity of Reading in Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier and Chuck Palahniuk’s / David Fincher’s Fight Club by Christina Wald
Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk on his book becoming a bible for the incel movement by Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Fight Club and the World Trade Center: On Metaphor, Scale, and the Spatio-temporal (Dis)location of Violence by P. Palladino and T. Young
Fight Club: Mythopoetics and the Crisis of Masculinity by Annette LePique
Is Fight Club’s Tyler Durden film’s most misunderstood man? by David Barnett
The Men Who Still Love “Fight Club” By Peter C. Baker
Evangelicals and the film Fight Club: A Cultural Comparison of Masculine Ideology by Rebecca W. Poe Hays and Nicholas R. Werse