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Brett Ratner gets a lot of shit here at Defamer. We've called him "annoying," "a hack," even... gasp... "a bad director." But one thing we won't do is say the guy doesn't appreciate fine literature. Why, according to Page Six, Ratner was the biggest star at an LA book signing the other night. Of course, that book was The Big Penis Book. And Taschen, the publisher, says it's "profusely illustrated with over 400 historic photos of spectacular male endowments."

Taschen goes on to proclaim that "a big penis is undeniably compelling. Big shoulders, big lapels, and big hair may come and go, but the big penis never goes out of fashion. With those possessing more than 8 inches (20 cm) making up less than 2% of the world's population, this rare accessory will always fascinate." And Brett was indeed fascinated. Gossip maven Richard Johnson (a very penis-y name, by the way) says "the Hollywood director showed up at LA venue Alpha and bought five copies, which he got signed by the cover model, porn star Chad Hunt."

But that's not all. Apparently, "the party was full of 'underwear-clad male waiters and porn stars;' and...'Brett was eating it up!'" So what does all this mean? Is Ratner suffering from penis envy? Or is he trying to option the book for some ill-conceived, giant-penis-based buddy comedy starring Willem Dafoe, Tommy Lee and the ghost of Milton Berle? Only time will tell.

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