thing is, I absolutely love romantic comedies and high school movies. yup. the predictable, cliché, makes-me-feel-all-fuzzy-inside, audiovisual counterpart to all my favourite fluffy fanfics – romcoms. I’m born and raised on that stuff, and sidenote: one of the things I like the most about my dad is that he’s always been completely unashamed when he cries over the funeral scene in Love Actually. whatever, now I’m sidetracked. (Bye Bye Baby is an incredible song, and Liam Neeson and the kid that looks like an elf are the bestest, okay?)
anywho, what I wanted to say was that my love of romcoms have taken a bit of a turn over the last few years. I will always love my problematic faves (Notting Hill, Love Actually, Pretty Woman, Bring It On, 10 Things I Hate About You.. you know, the 90′s and early 00′s ones) with all my heart, but I am completely disinterested in watching new ones.
because as far as I know they’re never anything but straight.
I’m basically stuck with my old faves, plus Imagine Me & You, Saving Face, D.E.B.S. and the, what, four light-hearted scenes of Kiss Me.
and I know I’m part of a minority, and I know how Hollywood works and all but I just.. want more LGBT romcoms. just imagine the cheesiest fucking fanfic you’ve ever read, and then imagine it on screen. I want the stupid star athlete falls for social outcast, but where the star athlete is the striker of a women’s soccer or lacrosse team, not the quarterback.
it’s not really a mystery as to why I’m reading so much fanfic nowadays. fanfic is the closest to queer romcoms I can get (aside from the few ones that exists and I’ve watched an unreasonable amount of times over the last couple of years.)
yeah, I dunno.. I just want Anna Scott to fall for Willow Thatcher, instead of Will. and as much as I adore Heath Ledger’s character in 10 Things, imagine, just for a second, if they swapped him for Eliza Dushku instead.
Julia Stiles, and Eliza Dushku, being snarky, and eventually falling for each other, and being angsty with Sister Hazel and Bikini Kill playing in the background. can someone go back in time and make that a thing? pretty please?
eh, whatever. guess this was my morning rant on this glorious tuesday.
edit: thursday, dammit.