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‘Fast and Furious’ franchise not just a guilty pleasure for boy racers

by Manisha Ferdinand/The Independent
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I fundamentally object to the phrase “guilty pleasure”. What is the point of it – that we can only like certain things in a certain way because they’re considered a bit embarrassing?

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