Today’s comment diversion idea comes from long-time Eloquent extraordinare, replica, who — like most of us — is sick of the same stock characters in every goddamn movie we see. She proposes we come up with a movie character we’d LIKE to see in movies? She writes:
I keep hearing us bitching about how we’re sick to death of the rom-com gay-best-friend - but who’d be better?
I’m fond of the Better Off Dead ‘Two Dollars’ kid, but more on point, I’d like to see:
a) Best friend who rips into the main character’s vanity and shallow lifestyle choices…because it’d be too much to hope for a better lead character, so I want someone up there voicing my internal screams. (Alan Rickman’s voice.)
b) Or a really handsome, uncomplicated teen boy who talks to the lead angsty oddball female because he was raised right and surprisingly has some dimension to him. He’s just NORMAL. Nothing more.
c) The female hedonist who isn’t punished or played off as a joke.
I’d also add that I’d like to see an overweight female lead character who is just awesome — rich in personality, wildly sexy, and completely self-assured. Ideally, she’d kick some emo twig’s ass in the denouement.