Friday, January 8, 2010

Fight Club

(The soap from Fight Club)

Okay, this blog post may seem a bit strange....lately (well, mostly around the Holidays) there have been more men purchasing soap. And more men mean a different slant on soap and soap making. Many of these men ask me either if I have seen Fight Club, been inspired by fight club or if my soap is made like it is in Fight Club.

Have you seen or heard of the movie Fight Club? It came out back in 1999 (so000 last century!) starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter.

The movie synopsis is this:

"A lonely, isolated thirty-something young professional seeks an escape from his mundane existence with the help of a devious soap salesman. They find their release from the prison of reality through underground fight clubs, where men can be what the world now denies them. Their boxing matches and harmless pranks soon lead to an out-of-control spiral towards oblivion".

Okay, so here is where the soap comes in. Seems that in the movie (which I had to watch due to all the comments from the men) the main character makes soap. But special, expensive soap. He makes soap from the fat sucked out of people during liposuction. He then sells that soap (made from the peoples fat) back to the people at very high prices. They are in fact now bathing in their own fat. Nice (not really). Weird. Gross. Who thinks of this stuff? But at least now I can nod my head, smile and have a conversation with the men that make jokes about my soap.

Oh and by the way, YES, my soap does work great on blood stains, just like the movie poster above says.


T.A. Helton said...

YES!!! I've seen the movie and yes, I've had lots of guys reference that back to me when asking about how I make my own. Since it's always been one of my favortie movies, I usually use refer to it when talking to men. All of them have seen the movie and once I mention it they get some glazed look over their face and pick my soap up...usually buying it to. I am quick to mention that instead of *ss fat, my soap is completely veggie based. That too gets a good laugh!

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

Nice to hear your stories! thanks! :)