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Old 08-18-2019, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default Yet another movie...

...where the female lead in a romcom is a kindergarten teacher. Seriously?



It's like a bunch of people got together in a room and said, So what would be a good profession for a woman that's cute and smart but non-threatening and shows that she is predisposed to, at some point, complying with her biological imperative to produce a younger, smaller version of herself? Let's narrow that down and then use it in every movie out of two!



Be more original than that!
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:37 AM   #2
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Right.

Instead, let's have her torture the children in a dungeon, under the school, that she dug with own clawed hands. Here love interest could be a sicko who slices and dices puppies, but he's just not cruel enough for her. Eventually the guy she really falls for is a predator that gratifies himself with grannies in nursing homes, then brings them home as the main course in "tasteful" dinners for his kindergarten teacher.

The saving grace of this "romcom" is that neither one of them has the biological imperative to produce younger, smaller versions of themselves.

Wouldn't that be loads of fun?

Or... since romcoms are called romcoms because they do follow a certain formula, you might want to avoid watching them altogether.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:05 AM   #3
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I have no idea what movie you're talking about -- please share.

Also you make it sound like the male professions are so much more diverse. I think "advertising/PR something something" is the main professor for any protag in a romantic comedy.

That's why my last script I made up a whole career and job to make it more fun.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:41 PM   #4
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I have no idea what movie you're talking about -- please share.

Also you make it sound like the male professions are so much more diverse. I think "advertising/PR something something" is the main professor for any protag in a romantic comedy.

Some little movie with Jason Sudeikis, doesn't really matter. As I said, it just seems like such a go-to profession for a young woman in a romcom because it checks a lot of the right boxes. But even without getting into that aspect, it's just lazy writing in my opinion. Giving your character a more interesting or unusual job is a great way to put them in some good and original situations. And yeah the same can be said for men's professions too.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:54 PM   #5
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I can only think of Meet The Parents and Kindergarten Cop that feature that off the top of my head FYI. And one of those women is Arnold.

Also every time I spell it out and say it, I want it to be Kinder-GARDEN.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:54 PM   #6
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I can only think of Meet The Parents and Kindergarten Cop that feature that off the top of my head FYI. And one of those women is Arnold.

Also every time I spell it out and say it, I want it to be Kinder-GARDEN.

I know, I hate spelling that word. There was also MUST LOVE DOGS. And some others. It's just one of those professions where, when it's revealed, I'm not surprised. And it usually adds very little to the story. Interior designer is another popular one for women. It implies artsy in a likeable way.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:46 PM   #7
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...and shows that she is predisposed to, at some point, complying with her biological imperative to produce a younger, smaller version of herself?
I know this observation my be out of place in the modern, "PC" world, but there are actually women who like kids, want to be around them and maybe want to have their own babies at some point. I'm kind of thankful for that, since you and I wouldn't be here unless our mothers wanted babies.

But honestly, I think there are more women being cast as super heroes than kindergarten teachers these days.
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Yeah, selecting a job for a character is tough. The job has to relate in some significant way to the plot, unless the job is purely incidental and could have been anything at all.
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Old 08-20-2019, 02:51 PM   #9
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For men it's always an architect.
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For men it's always an architect.

Art Van Delay!
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