Saturday, August 13

Tag: cheat

A Mainstream Love Affair
Culture & Literature, Film & TV

A Mainstream Love Affair

  Joanne Archer discusses the inevitability of cheating in mainstream film. I’m pretty lucky really. Unlike a lot of lonely souls out there, I have been in a very happy relationship for the last four years. You would think this can only mean Happily Ever After. My life is a Disney film and my days are filled with birdsong and baking apple pies. Reality check. We live in the 21st century and as much the above is fairly accurate, I am very aware that the course of true love never did run smooth. What exactly, I hear you ask, is it that fills me with a perpetual dread for the future? The normalisation and romanticising of cheating in mainstream film. You only have to look as far as Alan Rickman in Love Actually to see what I mean. Evidently we are supposed to feel bad for Em...