The movie was two hours, way too long. It had some good gags. The crowd laughed. I laughed. I won't deny it.
But the sexual politics of this film are
And if you even wondered if Condi Rice can belly dance, you may want to go see the film. She is at the center of not one, but two wet dreams of one of the main characters.
After the screening, the director took some questions. I asked him, in Arabic, why he figured the military weakness as sexual weakness, particulary of men since that shows that the defeat is really affecting the men and not the women.
His answer was that he did that because men are usually the "doers" (al fa3eleen). Not necessarily, I said. He said something about our "eastern" culture ... I tried to tell him that I am "eastern," but I don't think he heard me.