hey i just wanted to tell you that i love your blog and your theories (i think i cried for like two hours when i read the pillow one)! i also wanted to hear your opinion about this one thing: why do you think the only image we get of isak's biology teacher is her breasts? i think this could've made sense if isak was actually interested in girls (if they wanted to say he couldn't concentrate on her face) but since he's gay i didn't quite understand...what are your thoughts on this?
hello my lovely anon! thank you so much for your kind words! these messages really do brighten my day, so thank you to everyone who has taken their time to to tell me that they’ve liked something i’ve written, it really means a lot.
anyway, the infamous Boob Scene. so isak is a 17-year-old boy. your stereotypical 17-year-old male protagonist is a heterosexual jock/nerd/bro who likes games, boobs and beer and is horny from monday to sunday. this stereotypical male protagonist has wet dreams about cheerleaders and his hot english teacher but is often so horny that in emergency the sight of any old boob will do. isak is very aware that he’s expected to fit into this stereotype, it’s where a lot of his internal struggle stems from. he’s gay, but he doesn’t feel like the label describes him as a person. as he later tells eskild, he doesn’t like stockings and glitter, he likes games and beer. the world around him is heteronormative. it’s a world of straight bros and maybe the occasional fun gay. isak hangs out with his bros in the cafeteria and they go on and on about their exaggerated hookups with girls and he just can’t relate. so in this scene he’s trying to relate. he’s trying to figure out what’s so great about the Boob. it’s probably not the kind of boob his bros would look up on pornhub, but to isak it’s all the same. he’s gay and boobs just don’t do it for him. and then sana arrives and blackmails him and he’s so a n n o y e d because there is so much s t r e s s, he can’t figure out what’s so great about boobs and mahdi’s weed is gone and now he has to go to this fucking kosegruppa meeting to top it all, just leave him alone fy faen.