The Curse of the El Bandito

This has nothing to do with writing or literature, but I just had to make this observation.

When a central character in a movie wears a certain kind of mustache, the movie fails, often very badly. The mustache in question is the kind that curls up at both ends to create a complete circle or nearly so, usually called the el bandito mustache. Some people call it the imperial mustache.

Mike Myers wore it in The Love Guru. Daniel Day-Lewis wore it in Gangs of New York. Johnny Depp wore it in Mortdecai.

If any of you out there is thinking of producing a movie some day, remember: This is a cursed mustache. Do not let your main character wear it.

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