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Banky Edwards

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Banky Edwards is a character played by Jason Lee in the movie Chasing Amy by Kevin Smith. He is the best friend and partner of Holden McNeil and works as an inker for the comic book Bluntman and Chronic.

Throughout Chasing Amy, Banky is the main source of conflict, dispproving of Holden's romance with Alyssa Jones, a fellow comic artist and a lesbian. His efforts to break them up eventually take their toll on Holden, who becomes jealous and suspicious of Alyssa's past.</p>

More than one character in the movie suggests that Banky really wants to break up the couple because he's in love with Holden and jealous of Alyssa. Though not explicitly stated at any point, it would seem that Banky is indeed homosexual; when Holden tries to fix the rift between the three by suggesting they have a menage a trois, Banky eventually agrees, even though he's relieved when Alyssa refuses.

Banky also makes a brief appearance in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the final part of the New Jersey films, where his sexuality is confirmed. Template:Kevin Smith

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