Ever been friends with someone seemingly inappropriate, or unexpected? Society expects women to have girlfriends and men to have guy friends, all about the same age and socio-economic level. You don’t see too many friendships – and I’m talking straight out non-sexual close friendly relationships – between middle-aged men and teenage girls, or elderly white ladies and their black chauffeurs.
Movies, however, are all about oddball friendships: there’s Lilo and Stitch, Turner and Hooch, E.T and Elliot. The oddest ball of all may be Doc and Marty in Back to the Future.
Be sure to catch John Mulaney’s new special “The Comeback Kid” this Friday on Netflix.