It is a little humiliating how much time I spent thinking about and then articulating my still-evolving thoughts on feminism and Coyote Ugly. I mean, I was really going there for a while, with theories about script-doctoring and subversive gender politics being written and then minimized, not unlike Mr. Pink's quasi-coherent rants about the politics of Starship Troopers (you'll have to ask him about this, I am sure I couldn't do the argument justice). And now, with all the hindsight that 10 minutes can afford me, I see that it was all folly and that Coyote Ugly was just...kind of retarded. Certainly not a classic film about female sexuality and power like Showgirls!