Revenge of the Nerds: A Perfect Social Model

7 Jul

A few weeks ago I had the good fortune of stumbling upon the uncut, commercial-free version of Revenge of the Nerds. Firstly, I forgot how funny that movie is. And sure, funny because you see ladies running around topless in a way that only the 80s could deliver, but also funny in a hella smart way. I mean, they were in a BLACK fraternity!? Genius.

But what also struck me about the movie is that the community created by the nerds is the ultimate in unconditional inclusion. There was a gay black dude, there was an obnoxious pothead who burped and loved porn, there was even a red head. A RED HEAD. And within their circle they were appreciated and loved for the very reasons that the outside world shunned them.

Oh and there was this…

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