Chasing Amy (1997)

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Holden and Banky are two comic book artists and life-long friends. Everything’s going good for them until they meet Alyssa; also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but the fact she’s a lesbian crushes him. However, the two begin dating anyhow, and things get complicated.

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Chasing Amy (1997)Comic book artists and BFFs, Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards promote their book, Bluntman and Chronic, at a comic book convention in NYC. There, they meet Alyssa Jones; another comic book artist.

Holden has the hots for Alyssa, but she’s lesbian, and she immediately friend-zones him. Holden eventually tells Alyssa that he’s in love with her. Although this angers Alyssa, she calms down and the two start dating.

Their relationship makes Banky jealous, and he does his best to sabotage their relationship by digging up dirt on Alyssa. He learns that Alyssa had a threesome in high school with two guys. This news irks Holden because it breaks his little fantasy that he is the only man she’s slept with.

This revelation leads to a big blow up between the two, afterwhich, Holden has lunch with Jay and Silent Bob. Silent Bob inspires Holden to not give up and he decides to stick it out. He invites Alyssa and Banky to his place where he tells Alyssa that he still wants to be her boyfriend… and then tells Banky that he knows Banky’s in love with him. Holden says the only way to set things straight is for them all to have a threesome of their own. Both Banky and Alyssa end their respective relationships with Holden.

A year passes and we see Banky, Holden, and Alyssa each promoting their own books at the comic book convention in NYC. Banky and Holden share a moment before Holden pays Alyssa a visit. After a brief conversation, Holden gives her a copy of his new book based on their failed relationship titled Chasing Amy.

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Miramax released Chasing Amy on April 18, 1997. Kevin Smith directed film starring Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, and Jason Lee.

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