It’s hard to believe that it’s already been six years since Mullets Galore first reminded us to recognize the beauty of the Mullet. The classic hairstyle has been through a lot since then, from being ridiculed as a symbol of white trashiness to being ironically embraced by hipsters who think looking like an idiot is funny. But this year, thanks to a couple high-profile summer blockbusters, the Mullet is back with a vengance we haven’t seen since Billy Ray Cyrus. First of all, Tom Hanks is getting back to his “business up front, party in the back” style from the 80’s by choosing to sport a raging mullet in The Da Vinci Code, despite the fact that the line “Robert Langdon has a big beautiful mullet” never appeared in the original novel. Also, browsing through these preview pictures of the big-screen re-make of Miami Vice, one immediately notices that Colin “Crockett” Farrell has cultivated a mullet plumage that makes Don Johnson look like Moby.
We’re basically one Leathal Weapon sequel short of a full-on epidemic.