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I'll look it up. 

FALLING DOWN was a modest hit for Warners in 1993, making back its original budget plus a nice profit. But it met with some controversy.

 

From the plot description on wiki (I've basically paraphrased):

 

'The film stars Michael Douglas as a divorced unemployed engineer. He goes on a violent rampage across Los Angeles. Along the way, a series of encounters cause him to react with violence and make observations about life, the economy and commercialism.'

 

For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falling_Down

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That being said, there hasn't been a GLBT revenge fantasy made that I am aware of- outside of the flack Thelma & Louise (1991) got because of the feminism of that film that scared people into thinking Sarandon and Davis were lesbians. 

Were the World Mine (2008) probably qualifies as a gay revenge fantasy, with fantasy being the operative word. A gay student is cast in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and discovers he can create an actual love potion to make people fall in love with the first person they see, which in many cases is the jocks who have tormented him. People who have humiliated him for being gay now have unapologetic same-sex attractions themselves. He eventually sees the need to undo the spell but is pleasantly surprised by some of the aftereffects. I guess you could say it's an enlightened revenge fantasy, rather than an in-your-face payback kind of fantasy. To me, that makes it a better lesson.

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Were the World Mine (2008) probably qualifies as a gay revenge fantasy, with fantasy being the operative word. A gay student is cast in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and discovers he can create an actual love potion to make people fall in love with the first person they see, which in many cases is the jocks who have tormented him. People who have humiliated him for being gay now have unapologetic same-sex attractions themselves. He eventually sees the need to undo the spell but is pleasantly surprised by some of the aftereffects. I guess you could say it's an enlightened revenge fantasy, rather than an in-your-face payback kind of fantasy. To me, that makes it a better lesson.

Sounds like a clever twist. I'll have to look for this film.

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Were the World Mine (2008) probably qualifies as a gay revenge fantasy, with fantasy being the operative word. A gay student is cast in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and discovers he can create an actual love potion to make people fall in love with the first person they see, which in many cases is the jocks who have tormented him. People who have humiliated him for being gay now have unapologetic same-sex attractions themselves. He eventually sees the need to undo the spell but is pleasantly surprised by some of the aftereffects. I guess you could say it's an enlightened revenge fantasy, rather than an in-your-face payback kind of fantasy. To me, that makes it a better lesson.

It's more like a fantasy wish fullfillment musical that a "revenge fantasy"- but it does look great

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