Friday, September 12, 2014

Examples of Relationships in Movies

           Do movie portrayals of relationships have a negative impact on young girl's lives? I fully believe so. I know plenty of people have seen a movie and thought 'what an adorable couple' or even, that's the type of person I would want to be with. But how much of this is based on reality?
          The reality is that many of the scenes that make young girl's sigh longingly for are possible warning signs for abusive relationships.
          With the flood of popularity that Twilight received, it also received many critical reviews from people who asked the question, is this what we want young girls to search for in their love lives? 
                   In Twilight you see a consistently controlling guy who watches the heroine while she sleeps, why is that considered romantic? Even in The Amazing Spiderman Two, Peter Parker admits that he's been following Gwen Stacy because it's "as close to being with her again that he can get." Why are these the relationship goals that are given to us?
            If you look to the music industry you'll see there are many songs about passionate and painful relationships. As Pink said in one of her songs, "Where there is desire there is gonna be a flame, where there is a flame someone's bound to get burned. But just because you burn doesn't mean you're gonna die. You've got to get up and try." It's not real love unless it's hurting you? I have doubts on that.
             Not to say that there aren't troubles when you are in a relationship, but all girl's are seeing in movies are a man telling the heroine what to do, getting extremely jealous, and wanting to be with them always. Which isn't healthy or normal.
           I can't even tell you how many girl's I know who are going through unhealthy relationships or who have gone through one before. Calling you names because they love you so much and you made them jealous by talking to that other guy isn't normal. Punching a guy in the face because you said yes to go to prom with that guy rather than him is dangerous.
           We need teenage girls to be aware that just because it's portrayed as romantic in movies does not mean that it is. When a man demands your constant attention and tells you what to do? Run in the other direction, not into his arms.

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