The Dearest Queerest
- Jan 1, 2018
- South Africa
Maybe it's a lot harder to sympathize with Xander because of the casual sexism he just keeps throwing around. In what amounts to a kind of cathartic dramatic irony, Xander, in his hormonal teenage douchebaggery, is finally given exactly what he wants; sex, with an attractive girl.Because Xander is on the receiving end of the “big joke” comment, he’s the only one who seems to think that it wasn’t a nice thing of Buffy to say.
And the emotional blowout of it sucks.
And I mean, it'd be nice if he took the opportunity to learn and grow from it, but he kind of doesn't really. Until Xander and Anya start dating, it doesn't feel like his attitude towards women progresses all that much. I still hadn't forgiven him for the way he took getting rejected by Buffy. Not to mention how overly involved Xander is with Buffy's sex life all the time, like after a while you just wanna grab him by the shoulders and shake him and say YOU'RE NOT ENTITLED TO AN OPINION ON EVERYTHING.
As any teenager is on their first time. Your first time usually means something special even if it wasn't that great. It's a right of passage into adulthood that you carry with you for the rest of your life, good or bad. It's the benchmark by which you judge all the others. And you usually know that someone is special when the first time with the special someone holds more weight than your first time ever.He innocently believed that having sex with someone meant that they liked each other. He was naive.
Still, you'd have to be blind in one eye to not see how pretty non-committal Faith was to having sex (laugh, damn you, it's funny). And as a boy who constantly likes to tease girls about how their dresses make them look like hookers, or how a girl being a taxi is only locker room talk, eeeeehhhhhh, Xander should have known. Also the casual slutshaming just further proves my point that Xander kind of needed that. Dude was kind of a dick.
While I despise the puritanical afterschool special message of the episode, I'ma be real, that was deserved. I think I rewinded, that scene five times. I hadn't clapped that hard for justice on my screen since The Purple Wedding(where my Game Of Thrones fans at?)And cavegirl Buffy delivering a tree to the side of Parker's head - come on, that makes "Beer Bad" one of the best episodes of the season!
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