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Chasing Amy

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Template:Infobox Movie Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy film about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian. Written and directed by Kevin Smith, it chronicles how they fall in love and the difficulties they face. One of their main obstacles is that Holden's best friend and partner in comics, Banky Edwards, played by Jason Lee, disapproves of the relationship both because he's homophobic and jealous of Alyssa's role in Holden's life.</p>

The movie is notorious for its incredibly frank sexual dialogue, and was originally inspired by a brief scene from an early movie by a friend of Smith's, Gwen Turner's Go Fish, wherein one of the lesbian characters imagines her friends passing judgement on her for "selling out" by sleeping with a man.

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