My mother does NOT grasp the importance of every movie NOT revolving in some way shape or form around two cishet white people wanting to fuck each other while every asshat in the audience calls that “romantic” instead of understanding the difference between romantic and sexual attraction.
She always has the nerve to say that I hate every romance and that’s not true. First of all, two people being sexually attracted to each other implies nothing but sexual attraction to me. I don’t know why they expect me to buy that these people are compatible in every way because of a mutual erotic feeling. Why do people even make that connection? Like I don’t get why I’m expected to just buy that two people are supposed to end up together because they’re attracted to each other and they have a heterosexual tension sass fest for five minutes. And at the other end of the spectrum, I don’t get why people who have a really strong friendship and don’t seem to display any attraction to each other end up making out by the end of the movie. I’m not making the connection here. It just seems like poor writing to me.
I just get sick of people having the same goddamn relationship show up in every mainstream movie on the godforsaken earth. (except for pacific rim….)
It’s not like I want every movie to be a lesbian warrior/sisters-in-arms paradise (OK that’s kind of a lie…I sort of completely want that…..) but my god….the mainstream movie people could at least make one half of their het couple like Filipino or Indian or something or throw in like a pair of asexual people who have no intention of getting physical but are really close I mean JESUS CHRIST MIX IT UP FOR GOD’S SAKE.