I'm all for date nights with the husband, but often there are movies I want to see that I wouldn't dream of making my man sit through. The Twilight Saga, for example. Now, I read all the books like in a span of two weeks. Devoured them. I know I'm not a teen, but shucks, Meyers reeled me with her vampires and werewolves, and I was powerless to stop it. Team Jacob, btw. All the way.
The notion that my husband, or any man I know for that matter, would actually sit for multiple hours in a theater predominately surrounded by teenagers is just preposterous. Not going to happen. Wouldn't dream of asking.
So what's a gal to do?
Form a movie group! I found that there were other women in the same boat as me. They wanted to see movies that they just knew their husbands or boyfriends would roll their eyes through from start to finish. Assuming they could even get their men into the theater that is. We could go by ourselves, but what fun is going to the movies if you're alone? None.
So we formed a group. Whenever a movie comes out that doesn't appear to be manly enough for our significant others, we go as a group of ladies. So far we've seen quite a few films together, the latest being The Hunger Games, which was absolutely fabulous. In just watching the previews before this movie, we've already made plans to see Dark Shadows (love us some Johnny Depp even if he looks kind of Edward Scissorhands as a vampire), and of course, the final Twilight movie comes out in November so that's on the agenda. Have to see how Bella fares as a vamp. (Yeah, we are a bit obsessed with vampires. Many of us watch Vampire Diaries and True Blood faithfully as well, and many of us do so while the husbands are doing something else to again avoid the eye-rolling and snarky comments.)
I think we ought to have T-shirts made for our movie group. Something that says, "Cut the Men a Break. Leave 'Em at Home." They do so much for us. Dragging them to a movie they will want to have scrubbed from their memories with steel wool is just cruel. Besides, better to save the naggy requests for something really important, right? ;)