Random Beastly Rant

Very quick rant:

The other night, I watched the movie Beastly based on the YA novel by Alex Flinn starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens. I’ve read some of Flinn’s other work and enjoyed it, but never got around to reading Beastly, so I have no idea if this rant applies to the book or not.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie. Very cute, charming little vanity-is-bad-and-beauty-is-on-the-inside message. Very teen drama, but hey… I write YA. I like teen drama.

But there was one aspect that got under my skin like nothing else:

And that is when Alex Pettyfer’s character clings to the shadows at night and followed Vanessa Hudgen’s character around without her knowing because she seems nicer than everyone else and she’s really pretty. He then saves her and blackmails her father into letting her live with him.

It tainted the entire movie for me. Things like this have to stop being thought of as romantic. It is scary and stalking and NOT OKAY.

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