Unrealistic Expectations

Do movies set us up for unrealistic expectations of relationships in real life? Specifically, I am reminded of a time when my partner and I were watching porn and he asked why I didn’t do/enjoy the same things the women in the movie enjoyed. He considered sex portrayed in porn to be representative of what sex could/should(?) look like in real life. Eventually, I realized that I viewed rom-com’s and Disney princess movies through a similar lens. That I took portrayals of relationships out of those movies and assumed them to be accurate representations of what a loving relationship looks like in real life. So, that is my topic idea: unrealistic relationship expectations based on film portrayals of how things "should" be.

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