Jane Austen’s FIGHT CLUB: We Were No Longer ‘Good Society’ [VIDEO]

In recent years, there has been a trend online and offline to make parodies of well-known entities. The idea has been to take the very best, the very worst, and the very ridiculous out of them, turning the new creations into hybrids built on well-intentioned humor.

From Harry Potter‘s Puppet Pals and “The Mysterious Ticking Noise” (over 83 million views), to Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) mockery-extrordinary “The Guild” (over 40 million views combined), to Pride and Prejudice and ZOMBIES —


Yes, zombies. It takes the original work by Jane Austen and laces it with zombie hordes, cannibalism, ninjas, and ultra-violent madness and mayhem. It incidentally gave birth to a non-related sequel, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.

(Of course the inner purest in me, refuses to read these atrocities, but I acknowledge their sad existence.)

Moving on, yes, parodies have become so popular within recent years, they’ve reached the same level of referencing popular culture.

Popular culture, that thing books, film and television create — nuances that people far and wide reference to get their point across.

In the 1990s it was “whatever!” with a big ‘W,’ made out of one’s thumbs and pointer fingers a la “Clueless,” to kids walking around talking in Internet/SMS slang, “That was so funny, O.M.G!”

It was only a matter of time before the two married and created “Jane Austen’s Fight Club.”

It’s a witty, well-recorded movie trailer featuring all of Austen’s greatest heroines: Lizzie, Emma, Fanny and The Dashwood Sisters.

The trailer latches on to the idea that in the 1800s women were wound up very tightly by society’s standard’s. Much to the same akin that the men in the original film of “Fight Club” were by the mundane day-to-day routine of their corporate lives.

From societal standards, to marriage, to propriety the trailer’s goal is unleash a film that goes against just that.

With Lizzie as the ringleader (of course), the women let themselves go and organized (or lack thereof) mayhem ensues, fur coats, sunglasses and all.

Who knows maybe a sequel will break if this hits 1,000,000.

“Jane Austen’s Fight Club” went viral on YouTube on July 23, 2010 and by July 25, 2010 it had already garnered over 50,000 views. At that rate, the road to a million is very possible…

If you enjoyed it, e-mail the folks who produced it, janeaustensfightclub@gmail.com, and tell them about it 🙂


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