I just want to point out one thing here: When was the last time the girl kissed the boy in a teen romance? Ever? Has it happened ever? I seriously think it might not have happened ever.
lmao is john green praising himself
Listen here, shitstain. I’m sick and tired of all the John Green hate popping up on my dash today and we’re going to talk about this.
The film industry today is one big colossal fuckstorm. The odds of an author having one of their books adapted into a film is so monumentally slim that even getting film rights optioned (which in no way guarantees the book will be made into a film) is something the majority of authors will never be able to experience. The odds of a book being adapted into a film that stays faithful to the source material is nigh on impossible.
Movie studios are large corporations intent that exist for the purpose of earning large amounts of money. It’s problematic, yes. But as of now it’s one of the only ways for a film to be financed in such a way that allows not only for production but distribution and promotion as well. These studios are very defensive of their money, and are therefore very cautious about the sort of movies that they will produce. This results in them taking as few risks as possible, with their definition of risk being anything other than the basic, predictable, and often misogynistic tropes that we’re all getting tired of.
Yes, John wrote the scene this way. But the fact that the studio allowed it to stay in the film moderately intact is surprising, and John Green is allowed to be both happy and surprised by it.
it is very unlikely that a movie studio would be willing to make a film centered around teenagers who are dying, let alone pour enough money into it to give it a real shot at being a success, and John Green is allowed to be both happy and surprised by it.
And seriously? This man is watching one of his dreams come true and you’re going to give him shit for being happy about it? Jesus Christ. Give it a fucking break.