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What Can ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ Teach Us About Insecurity and Manhood 15 Years Later?

Apatow’s first feature is still a credible depiction of manhood and friendship

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Judd Apatow’s first feature was written for men by men. It isn’t about wonderful love or good sex. It’s about the male insecurity many of us try to hide through crude talk that degrades…




by John DeVore

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Akos Peterbencze

Akos Peterbencze

Freelance Grinder. Regular contributor on Looper. Bylines: Paste Mag, Humungus, and more. You can find me tweeting about pop culture at 2 AM (@ilovemoviesmor1)

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