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In various ways, Lucas' and Spielberg's valorization of nerdy man-boy characters through the s lay the groundwork for the rise of the specifically Generation X geek, who grew up watching—and often obsessing fu films of Lucas, Spielberg, and also 80s teen-film director John Hughes. Moser, Don, and Jerry Cohen. Williams, Linda.
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There is a missing character: the true geek female counterpart to Gervais's character, the one who is loved for her brains and not for looks, as Gervais is. All of these popular narratives are male-centered, predominantly featuring male buddy duos or male-centered groups and evincing their fair share of misogyny. Meehan, Eileen R. Luke is essentially a kung-fu geek who learns a quasi-Eastern spiritual fighting system from an old white mystic, then uses this as a means of escaping his socially backward existence on a remote desert planet.
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While also a harsh critic of this phenomenon through the polyvalent and iconic medium of comics, intriguingly, Crumb is simultaneously a progenitor of geek melodrama and the authenticating devices of the geek hero.
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With such a reading, our study of Crumb can come under fire for taking Crumb and his artistic conceits to task while misreading his own critical perspective on the very issues we accuse him of reifying. In short, Watchmen has exerted a profound influence on the unfolding geek-slacker ascension across multiple media formats. High Fidelity.