Yesterday news arrived that there are three Maxim-produced movies in the works, all of which sound like some variation of certain National Lampoons movies. One of them, however, caught my eye:
Virginity Rocks...revolves around a gorgeous transfer student who clings to her virginity and gets all the promiscuous girls in school to abstain from sex; in response, the popular guys ask the school stud to try to bed the poster girl and ending her "virginity rocks" campaign.
I think the title is hilarious, regardless of the fact that the movie will inevitably end with all the girls frantically getting with all the guys, including the previously virgin-and-proud transfer student.
The other two projects sound like exactly what you'd expect from movies made by a girly mag: "Screen Gems also has set with Maxim Fired Up, a comedy Will Gluck is writing and will direct, about two horny guys who attend a cheerleading camp, and Mardi Gras, a comedy written by Josh Heald about three college seniors who try to sow their wild oats in New Orleans."
Having said all that, of the magazines that objectify women, Maxim's probably the one I'm most okay with. The writers seem aware that many of their readers are clueless schlubs who probably won't ever get with a girl who looks like the celebrity gracing their cover. So who knows? Maybe these movies will be... not completely offensive and bad.