Velvet Ropes and Romantic Tropes

Posted November 4, 2016 8:20 pm by Culture Witness

Velvet Ropes and Romantic Tropes

By Johanne Brownrigg |In her Washington Post piece, The Rom-Com Is Dead, Emily Yahr opines that “romantic comedies are fueled by an idealized version of love, while modern sensibilities about gender roles and romance have increasingly caused audiences to see these films through a much different lens.” “An idealized version of love” indeed.Back in 2012, the movie Laurence Anyways won the Best Canadian Feature Film prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Laurence Anyways is a boy-meets-girl movie that becomes a boy-IS-girl who likes girl-who-still-likes-boy/girl, movie. Such a story is certainly today’s fodder for romance, but it makes me wonder if the

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