The Leading Gentleman
I write to you all today after a brief, enforced hiatus. This hiatus came while I documented the micro-evolution of the wild Angolan yak for an upcoming release of my zoological and botanical memoirs entitled Griffith’s Complete Lexicon of African Flora and Fauna: Revisited. I requested a typewriter from the embassy during my travels, which they provided, but unfortunately my secretary came down with a bout of abasia and hence my manuscripts were never published. They will be able to be found in future when The Gentleman Blog: The Lost Pages is released. So instead of revisiting old topics, today I will bring you some musings upon the leading man.
The leading man, in films, is a gentleman who plays the love interest of a leading gentlelady. He often displays heroism, charm, integrity and his old war medallions.
The role of a leading man is tailor made for the Hollywood gentleman.
The first important trait of a leading gentleman to note is the gentleman’s natural kevorka.
The leading gentleman also has a sharp sense of dress.
Some may think of the leading gentleman as boisterous and chauvinistic. This is completely incorrect. I suggest you stop reading Germaine Greer books and instead pick yourself up a copy of Griffith’s Complete Guide to Mathematics: From e to π. It makes for much better reading. In reality, the leading gentleman is tender, helpful and respectful of the fairer sex.
The leading gentleman also takes matters into his own hands when necessary, especially when it involves confrontation.
Not to mention that the leading gentleman smokes and bathes regularly. Often simultaneously.
This is not to say that being a leading gentleman is restricted to the silver screen (or screens of any material, for that matter). You should be a charming, well-dressed, clean gentleman at all times. And if talkies are anything to go by, it only takes 90-100 minutes for this to result in winning the affection of the supporting gentlelady.
Until next time,