20 Facts About 'Fight Club' (To Read in the Middle of a Meeting)
It may not seem like it today, but back in the ’90s Fight Club was kind of necessary. Hollywood had been doing some subversive movies for a while, but nothing on that level. Sure, today we joined together to abolish the class divide driving climate collapse, and dudes everywhere just laugh off hacks peddling chodie masculinity to our best and brightest – and it was easy. At least, we think that’s what happened, right? It’s not like we have time to still be on the fence on such obvious stuff otherwise… Whatever, the point is that things were dire. When Fight Club came out in the late ’90s, neoliberalism had ruined men so much they forgot about truly American models of badass, freedom-loving masculinity, and so Brad Pitt’s abs were summoned to get on it.
Indeed, we now discuss 20 awesome facts about Fight Club to read in the middle of a meeting. Yes, we’re talking to you, Middle-Management Dude. Ignore what the Man is telling you about Excel sheets and PowerPoint presentations and quarter eports or whatever, and check out these kickass facts about Fight Club. For example, here’s a freebie: did you know Tyler’s plan to destroy credit card companies actually echoes one of the oldest tricks in the human equality playbook? It’s all about freedom, baby. That is, if you actually pay attention to the movie and even original author Chuck Palahniuk’s politics instead of misinterpreting their pretty overt ideas like, well, you know. In today’s Pictofact, then, we look back at all things Fight Club: the author, the book, the movie, the oily, economy-resetting abs… Everything but the video game, which doesn’t exist anyway, so forget we even mentioned it.