they were so not acting
wait i’ve wanted to talk about this love story for ages!
ok the characters not the actors. so tish is only into pretty boys and prestly is in love with her, and a not so pretty boy, has no chance with her normal so far. she gets into a shitty situation with a guy prestly saves her awesome. but then prestly still has to fuCKING CHANGE HIS AWESOME AS FUCK HAIR TAKE OUT ALL HIS PERSINGS SHAVE AND SHOP AT MOTHER FUCKING BANANA REPUBLIC TO GET HER TO DATE HIM!!!!1!!11
moral of the story:if you want love change who you are.
I don’t think Priestly changing his appearance to catch Tish’s attention was the moral of the story at all. Jensen mentioned that his character was still trying to find himself and who he really is throughout the film. He also mentioned that Priestly’s piercings, tattoos, clothes and hair styles was his armour, or his protection. That being said, the reason he got rid of all that ‘armour’ was not FOR Tish or other people’s benefit as we know Priestly was comfortable wearing kilts, eyeliner and coloured hair out in public and didn’t care what other people thought about it. The reason Priestly went to ‘banana republic, for christs sake’ was because HE realised that he did not need all that armour to show who he really was. He found himself and where he belonged and that was next to Tish, who never judged him before.
The director told us that each character in this film was hiding behind something. Jen with her online name, Tish with her sexual relations, Piper with her secret agenda, Trucker with his past and, of course, Priestly with his look. And we know how films work out with a happy and resolved endings. We know that Ten Inch Hero’s lesson is actually to be yourself and not to change for other people. Priestly changing his image was him simply being brave enough to get rid of his armour.