Treehugger is on a noble quest. Depressed by Steve Carrell’s loser cyclist in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and a similar sad sack in Talladega Nights, Treehugger is looking for positive media potrayals of cyclists.
Problem is, well, I’m not sure there are any.
Unless we go back to the ’80s movies Breaking Away and (the largely laughable) American Flyers, the best I can come up with is the hot bike cops who starred in five seasons of USA Network’s Pacific Blue, a cop drama about the squad of bike cops who patrol Venice Beach.
It’s so hard to find Hollywood cycling portrayals that aren’t dorky that Treehugger fell back on pictures of Brad Pitt riding with two of the Jolie-Pitt children from Us Magazine.