Stein and Sensibility

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man at a Jane Austen movie could really use a beer

Illustration by Tomasz Walenta for TIME; Bag: Corbis

I like a lot of girly stuff that most guys don't enjoy, such as reading and talking. But I hate Jane Austen. Listening to rich women plot out which milquetoast guy to not have sex with before marriage sounds worse than those Real Housewives shows. I couldn't believe it when Britain announced last month that it would put Austen on the £10 note until I realized that men would never see it, since we also hate to shop.

It seemed obvious that Austenland, the upcoming movie about a Jane Austen re-enactment resort, was not going to pull in a lot of...

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