N ear the end of Revenge for the Nerds, among the pustulous underdogs

N ear the end of Revenge for the Nerds, among the pustulous underdogs

, disguised as Darth Vader, tips a nice-looking co-ed into resting with him. Upon getting rid of her enthusiast’s helmet and discovering that the black Lord associated with Sith just isn’t her quarterback boyfriend, the co-ed masters her shock and asks breathlessly, “Are all nerds just like you? ”

“Yes, ” claims the nerd. “’Cause all jocks think of is activities. All we ever think of is sex. ”

I was too young to recognize this encounter as rape when I watched Revenge of the Nerds for the first time. (The screenwriters—adults, presumably—have no such reason. ) My only takeaway ended up being that I, too, would be good at sex one day, provided I thought hard enough about it since I, too, was a nerd. (more…)