What a pleasant surprise I had with The Nanny Diaries. Initially, this would have been too much of a chick flick even for me, but I am glad a good friend dragged me into this one -- well, it was also nice to sit in the cool air of the theater, it has been hot here in NYC.
In Nanny Diaries, Scarlett Johansson is a college graduate trying to find out who she is; in an effort to take some time off to figure out her life, she nannies Laura Linney's little brat and falls for 'out-of-her-league' Chris Evans, who plays a rich Harvard graduate who lives in the same building where Scarlett nannies. Laura is the Upper East Side's upper crust and makes Scarlett's life miserable.
Few bits of gay content. First, when Scarlett is considering what she should do with her life she pictures herself as many women; she pictures those women walking around the streets of NY, the camera freezes the frame with the particular woman under consideration, and we see a little explanatory card...one of such cards lets us know that one of the women is a Park Slope lesbian attorney. Cute. Then, Laura Linney (the devil) says she went to Smith but that that does mean she is a lesbian.
Finally, Scarlett's pal from college, played by Alicia Keys, shares an apartment with a gay guy (played by Nathan Corddry) -- Scarlett even teases her for being too happy, as though she were in a Will & Grace episode.