Welcome to Fight Club fan club. I see a lot of new faces. Shut up. That means a lot of you have been breaking the first two rules of Fight Club fan club. The First rule of Fight Club fan club is… you do not talk about being a fan of Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club fan club is… you do NOT talk about being a fan of Fight Club.
Seriously, it’s just not a good look.
I know it’s a hard pill to swallow, but Fight Club has not aged all that well. I look around this room and I see a bunch of people who appreciate Fight Club’s anti-capitalism sentiment delivered in the form of an entertaining, mildly cerebral action movie. Then, I look at the internet, and it’s a whole other story.
Do you know who else is a fan of this thing? Libertarians. Men’s rights activists. White guys who say they’re “too smart for therapy.” Let’s just keep this little fandom of ours low key okay? It’s very easy to attract the wrong element here.
Third rule of Fight Club fan club: Do not over-quote Fight Club. If someone ironically calls you “Sir,” references Bob’s bitch tits, or calls themselves Jack’s such and such, the conversation is over.
The fourth rule of Fight Club fan club: One conversation about Fight Club at a time people.
Fifth rule: No shirts… that has Fight Club stuff on them. You might as well be wearing a swastika for all the negative assumptions the average person will make about you wearing a Fight Club t-shirt. Look I’m not happy about it either, okay? It’s just how it is.
The sixth rule of Fight Club fan club: Don’t tell people you read the book. It will not make you seem smarter, because it is not well written. I think we can all agree that Fincher did a lot of the heavy lifting when it came to making that thing entertaining.
And the seventh and final rule of Fight Club fan club: If this is your first time at Fight Club fan club, you have to tell us who you voted for.