- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Fri, Feb 27 2015 02:11:012. As the great @KathaPollitt rightly notes here "50 Shades" -- apart from the BDSM -- has many conventional aspects: http://www.thenation.com/article/199161/fifty-shades-basic …
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Fri, Feb 27 2015 02:15:323. The brooding, wounded, Byronic hero tamed by the plucky if inexperienced maid who is willing to sacrifice/suffer for love. An old story.
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Fri, Feb 27 2015 02:21:436. There's a political economy aspect to all this: the hero is a billionaire (just as The Beast was a prince), much richer than heroine.
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Fri, Feb 27 2015 02:32:247. The persistent economic divide in Beauty/Beast scenarios points to how the stories are about social as well as emotional reconciliation.
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Fri, Feb 27 2015 03:19:2112. By this analysis, the romantic comedy is a profoundly Keynesian genre, where capitalism is able to be humanized, regulated, & socialized
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Fri, Feb 27 2015 03:28:2214. How to maintain needed "animal spirits" of capitalism without letting them become destructive. Both an economic problem & romantic one
50 Shades, Romantic Comedies, & Keynesian Economics.
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