harsh, coarse, rough and unrefined, as in film depictions that portray life as it truly is, without false distortions, stylizations, or idealizations. Often, the realism is exaggerated such that the culture or society being portrayed appears more coarse than it really is.
The film "28 Days Later" is a gritty, dirt-under-your-fingernails kind of raw.
by ladysmc May 17, 2007
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A type of realism, usually invoked by films and documentary. Strangely
enough, "gritty realism" is only perceptible to media and film critics and the term is hardly ever used by anyone else. In fact no-one but film and tv critics ever use the term.
Film Critic: " X is a film depicting the gritty realism of life in the New York suburbs"

"the gritty realism of this documentary is in stark contrast to his other work"
by Sodslaw January 11, 2006
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A middle-to-upper class term to describe the living conditions of the majority of the human populace as seen through indie movies.
The film 'x' was a gritty depiction of life on the streets of NY.
by Johnny Blank February 6, 2010
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Describing anything, anyplace OR anyone that is dirty. Slutty. Nasty. Sometimes ugly, and definately Grimey. Or Gross. Usually used to describe females, certain males, and most nightclubs/bars.
"Who the fuck does Mel think she is? She is SUCH a gritty bitch. And we are SOOO not friends anymore!" Diana said, angrily.

"I know... right?!" replied Brianne.

"She's just as gritty as the Pulse on Wednesday Night!" Keri followed.

"I know... right?!" replied Brianne... again.

by Seeing is always believing November 25, 2007
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characterized by elaborate sexual detail; horny
jose was talkin gritty las nite on da phone, and wen we hung up, i felt all wet down there.
by kimsie December 15, 2003
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a female who thinks their the shit but really a girl nobody likes and shes a slut
geena:im the best lookin girl in skool.

bystander: yo geena is a major GRITTY
by mrbigbid420 June 29, 2009
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the horribly terrifying new mascot of the philadelphia flyers
did youze see the new flyers mascot, gritty? pretty fuckt up
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