Hot Fuzz

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Name: Hot Fuzz
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Creator: Edgar Wright (Director), Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg (Writers)
Date(s): February 14, 2007 (UK)
Medium: Movie
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
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Synopsis

A satire of cop movies and British country murder mysteries, this movie stars Simon Pegg as Nicholas Angel and Nick Frost as Danny Butterman. It contains notable cameos and guest appearances from actors such as Timothy Dalton, Peter Jackson, Cate Blanchett, Bill Bailey, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, and Edward Woodward.

Slashy Goodness

In an interview, the creators of the film acknowledged the film's tremendous slashy subtext:

Simon Pegg: There was no room for naked women in Hot Fuzz; it says it. We did have a kind of love story; obviously, Angel has his ex-girlfriend and she says, 'Until you find someone you care about more than your job, you won't be able to switch off.' And then he does, but it's Danny.
Question: So it's gay subtext.
Simon Pegg: Oh yeah, totally. There was a character called Vicky, who we excised in the end because we realized the real romance was here. Not only did we lose the female character, but we gave Danny all her lines.[1]

For example, at the emotional heart of the film is a scene where Nicholas and Danny get progressively drunker on Danny's sofa, until Nicholas confesses that he "doesn't know how to switch off." Danny leans way into his personal space and announces, "I can help you with that." In a Buddy Cop Fandom this would be the cue for passionate makeouts -- and instead of doing so, they watch every buddyslash movie in the history of action films.

In October 2009, the creators went from calling it gay subtext to flat-out slash in a Twitter conversation, starting with calling the movie itself slash, moving on to linking directly to Hot Fuzz slash fiction, and finally moving on to Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost writing bits of slash stories themselves:

@edgarwright Me and @simonpegg once wrote some Nicholas Angel and Danny Butterman slash fiction. It was called HOT FUZZ…(applause)[2]
...
@simonpegg All power to the slashers I say. I’m deeply flattered that anyone would take mine and @edgarwright’s balls and run with them.
@edgarwright I too am deeply flattered by the slashers. I say all power to handstitched homoerotica.
...
@edgarwright One last one…”Have you seen the notebook?” asked Angel, searching furiously in the glove compartment. “Many times” replied Danny fondly. [2]

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References

  1. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for Hot Fuzz, accessed November 18, 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Steamy Hot Fuzz Slash Fiction Tweets" on Edgar Wright's blog, October 19, 2009. Accessed November 22, 2009.
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