Ascen is a reader who volunteered to help us with the Question of the Week. Please welcome them and enjoy the discussion. –Siggy
How do you think formulaic novels/stories with forced romances affect the asexual community?
Or, maybe, how do you feel it affects you? I’m talking about that part of the movie, where the uncomfortable romance starts that’s out of place in the plot, only there because movies would clearly be heartless and incomplete without a romantic subplot. Is it just bad writing, or something that can set back asexuals in some ways over time? Is the requirement to round out stories with romantic, predominantly sexual (although not always overtly) narratives a dangerous one?