Today, I spoke with Michael David Lynch, the writer and producer of the hilarious comedy Dependent’s Day (You can check out our review here).
Dependent’s day is about a man (Cam) who gets claimed as a ‘dependent’ by his successful bread-winning girlfriend Alice. Cam struggles to prove himself as he stumbles through different jobs and life’s obstacles in the hopes to live out his Hollywood dream and finally rise to the occasion. Dependent’s Day is a great relationship comedy about the adventures of being in love and making it work.
Normally I wouldn’t get so excited about these types of films because I’m just so tired of seeing men portrayed as bumbling morons who can’t survive without their wives/mothers/someone to help them get past that childish adolescence and move into self sufficiency, however, Dependent’s Day doesn’t rely on those tropes to carry the story. Dependent’s Day is an awesome story with a genuinely funny tone that tells a fairly realistic story of how a man can follow his dreams, if he has the support he needs to do so.
What I like about Dependent’s Day is that the film doesn’t make fun of the differences in gender, nor does it play up the cliche’s of women in power positions. There are a lot of layers to every scene, there’s a lot of undertones that really show a mirror to our real lives where there is a lot of misinformation about men being employed by women.
The fight for equality has to be fought on both sides, not “just for women” as many commercials and TV shows like to portray men as useless as I’ve mentioned earlier. I really love how Dependent’s Day tells a funny story but also tells a heartfelt piece that a lot of people can relate to. It’s not just about gender either, Michael and his team puts together a great story with solid multi-ethnic characters that are not stereotypes that just makes me so happy to see.
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