Are Rom-Com Heroines Just in Need of Therapy?
Posted on July 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm
The Belladona wonders what the ending of romantic comedies would be if the heroines just got some therapy.
For example, take the Katherine Heigl/James Marsden film “27 Dresses.”
After telling her therapist the story of how she met Kevin, Jane comes to the understanding that he may be right about the mindless consumerism of the wedding industry (and he’s definitely right about the markup on wedding cakes), but stealing someone’s planner and stalking them under a fake name is not charming, no matter how amazing his cheekbones are. Files a restraining order.