seeing a lot of posts on my dash rn about ‘you can’t compare malec with c|imon they’re completely different’ and like okay, i guess?
let’s compare malec to clizzy then, how about? bc clizzy has known each other exactly as long as malec and they have had whole gifsets worth of intimate moments with one another. it’s even more jarring imo when you put it in that context because clizzy (as much as i wish) isn’t a romantic ship, so we’re not talking about kisses here or anything else explicitly romantic/sexual, we’re just talking about the type of casual looks/touches that indicate you care deeply about someone
so ngl, when y'all say c|imon is ‘natural’ and malec is ‘rushed’ or 'forced’ you probably feel that way literally because of the lack of intimacy on screen? like what we have here imho, besides blatant homophobia, is a set of showrunners (/writers/directors/actors/whoever is making those choices in the moment) who apparently don’t think men display casual intimacy with each other? even when they’re alone? even when they’re in a romantic relationship? which of course isn’t going to feel 'natural’ because it’s not
but, you know, feel free to keep missing the point