When Young Guns came out, my (now ex-)best friend dubbed it a “spank film” for girls.
In real life, the Bullingtons or whatever they were called in real life were at least 50/50 ugly, no? (See “Johnson, Boris.”)
These are Englishmen we’re talking about.
Yet, wouldn’t you know it?
Every guy in this movie looks like a model/footballer/lesser Duran Duran member.
Basically you have Bonnie and Clyde (1967) syndrome once again.
(You know what the real couple looked like, right?)
But hey! Death to the aristos!
Cinema has an aristocracy of its own. The Riot Club stars Max Irons. That surname ring a bell? Yes, he’s Jeremy’s son. His mother is Tony award nominee Sinéad Cusack, whose own father was Cyril Cusack, yet another big-screen luminary. Max (born Maximilian Paul Diarmuid) attended the Dragon School, Oxford, as did Tom Hiddleston, Emma Watson and Hugh Laurie. After that it was Bryanston, whose alumni include Freddie Fox, son of Edward Fox. Freddie is a close chum of Max’s, and he’s also – would you have guessed it? – in The Riot Club. Young Max was expelled from Bryanston, but fortunately that was to prove no bar to progress in his case.