‘American Dreamer’ Star Jim Gaffigan on How Men Are ‘Just Gorillas’ in New Economy | Video

“I think women know how to be civilized and men are just pretending,” comedic actor says

Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan grapples with some surprisingly serious issues — capitalism, the gig economy, toxic masculinity — in his new film “American Dreamer.”

“I play a ride-share driver, a guy who is down on his luck, is not doing well even in the ride-whare game, so he ends up driving around a drug dealer and then there are a lot of questionable bad decisions,” Gaffigan told TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven.

“His approach to fixing things is a very kind of a quick fix, American kind of thing,” the actor said. “He thinks he’s entitled for things and doesn’t want to take accountability for things. I think every man struggles with that because we’re gorillas — we’re just animals. I think women know how to be civilized and men are just pretending.”

“American Dreamer,”written and directed by Derrick Borte, is available in select theaters, OnDemand & iTunes on Friday.

Watch the full on-camera interview above.

Beatrice Verhoeven

Senior Film Reporter

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