This mere question, I am certain, will drive some women over the cliff in anger. OF COURSE IT'S PORN they will scream!
But Matt K. Lewis writes for the Daily Caller, and lauds the movie Don Jon for driving right at the heart of the topic: romantic comedies are in fact, emotional pornography for women.
We’re always looking for that perfect person whom (we think) will fill that gaping hole in our soul. We tell ourselves: “If I could just date/marry/whatever her, then everything would be perfect.”
When we find this person, we deify them. For a time.
And popular culture only reinforces this notion, via movies and music. Unlike porn, this fantasy isn’t discouraged by polite society, and is, in fact, often celebrated.
Sadly, the end result is a world full of people seeking fulfillment in other human beings who, being imperfect, eventually let them down.I haven't seen the movie (yet) but I am afraid it ends with the typical RomCom perfect ending. You know, the guy who storms onto the airplane just before his soulmate flies out of his life forever. The girl who stands in the pouring rain savoring a deep mouthed kiss with her man. The awkward public proclamation that a soulmate has been found(!) to be observed, cherished, and applauded by hundreds of complete strangers!
Man, do I know my RomCom's or what?