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Lars and the Real Girl

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: • References: sfgate
Fitting with the recent surge in "Fake Intimacy" trends (see below), we thought it would be appropriate to mention Ryan Gosling's latest movie, Lars and the Real Girl.

The Notebook star is returning to the silver screen with this controversial movie about Lars, a man who falls in love with a blow up doll. For egotistical reasons I've put off writing about this movie. It turns out, the doll's name is Bianca.

Lars is "a withdrawn and socially awkward young man, fearful of human interaction and yet craving it, who orders an anatomically correct sex doll over the Internet and introduces her to everyone as his new girlfriend, Bianca," SFGate detailed.

"That may sound like the premise of a dirty joke, but as the tiny, snowbound town heeds a doctor's advice to humor Lars' delusion and welcomes Bianca into their community, the drama that develops is the farthest thing from that."

By no means is the content perverted or inappropriately done. It's not a sexual affair, per se, but a real romance that blooms between Lars and Bianca. The doll looks surprisingly lifelike, so when Lars carts her around town in a wheelchair, it looks at first glance like he's accompanying a real girlfriend.

Check out the movie trailer below, and peruse our recent trends on the raise of fake intimacy: Stats for Fake Intimacy 3 Trending: Older & Buzzing
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