the marketing for endless love really freaks me out? like, i honestly do not know how many people know that it’s a remake. more importantly, i don’t know how many people realize the movie is not meant to be romantic. it’s a creepy movie with an awful ending. the way the movie is marketed and promoted really makes me feel as though they’re trying to perpetuate it as something elevated and better than it is, and it’s honestly pretty distressing. it’s a movie about an unhealthy, abusive, and emotionally manipulative relationship. that’s what the book was about, that’s what the last movie was about, that’s what this movie is about. this is not a “love story”. in the end, when jade goes to him because she says “no one will ever love me the way he does”, despite the fact that he’s in prison for being involved in her father’s death, despite the fact that he burned her home down to try and play hero, despite the fact that he’s been obsessed with her for years and forces her to admit she still loves him, that is not “an incredible love story”.
that is an unresolved tale of manipulation, obsession, and abuse. and because of it’s unresolved nature in the story, it needs to be made very clear through the telling of the story that this is wrong. otherwise, teenage girls will go to the theater and think this is what they should want, this is movie romance, “i want a boy like the movies”.
stop perpetuating cycles of obsession and abuse in media.
omg i’m glad i saw this post because i didn’t know this at all
there’s a “sponsored post” on my dash from this movie’s official tumblr tagged #romance and #cute
i’ve been making jokes about how this movie is basically the nicholas sparks formula of TWO CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE WHITE CISHET PEOPLE AND THEIR FORBIDDEN LOVE but the fact that it’s actually a story about abuse being framed that way is…super gross
The marketing for this movie is extremely confusing. The trailer they’ve been playing in theaters makes the movie look creepy and almost thriller-ish, but the short promo on MTV makes it look like it was based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. Which is creepy advertising anyway since the MTV crowd will most likely skew younger.