For every group out there, there are movies that they cling to and call their own. For potheads it’s “Half-Baked,” acid freaks love Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” Black people love pretty much anything involving Ice Cube, and Bras have Lifetime movies about the fact that all men are rapists. But for bros, there is one movie that stands above all. Of course I’m referring to “Swingers.”
It’s really tough to put into words the impact that a fairly unknown movie when first released has made on the bro community. Much like a scarlet letter would identify sluts in the good old days so does a “Swingers” poster hanging in a bedroom/dorm room identify Bros. By hanging a poster of Vince Vaughn holding that martini glass, you are telling everyone that walks into your room that you are money and you are ready to party.
The movie has transformed the way bros talk. Bros love to get themselves pumped up to go out by shouting – “You are so fucking money, and you don’t even know it!” A lot of time this occurs while staring at himself in the mirror and is followed by chugging a red bull and then crushing it against his head. Extra bro-points are awarded to anyone who can provide additional more random quotes in their AIM away message/facebook page, including the quote about Mikey being the guy in the Rated R movie or about “killing the bunny” with claws.
Some people think that Bros love “Swingers” so much because it is the perfect movie to get over a break up, but those people are fucking idiots. Bros don’t get broken up with, they do the breaking, and that is a fact. Bros love this movie for one reason and one reason alone: Trent. Trent is Vince Vaughn’s character and he is everything any bro can ever hope to be. He is the ladies man – a fast talker and hilarious. He picks up hot Vegas waitresses and girls that look like Tina Yothers from Family Ties. He is a bro king. It’s impossible for a bro to watch Swingers and not want to be Vince Vaughn.
So while all you bro-haters out there watch your cult classics like “Donnie Darko” and any thing involving the word “Star” us bros are gonna stick to movies about what we know best – getting fucked up and slaying mad hos