This film contains unlikable female protagonist.
This is the content warning for NOT OKAY, currently streaming on Hulu.
Just in case you missed that, there was a content warning for unlikable female protagonist. FYI- there’s sex and drug use in the film, and I think smoking, but yeah…the threat is the unlikable female protagonist.
Do we need to be warned of an unlikable character before watching a movie?
Have trigger warnings gone too far? (This question is for you- I’m guessing you know my feelings about trigger warnings)
As we began watching the movie, my daughter noticed this warning before I did- to be fair I was still settling in my chair with my water bottle. If my daughter hadn’t been in charge of the controls I might have missed this little tidbit.
Are characters in books and movie and entertainment supposed to be likable? Are we supposed to believe that the world is paved with unicorns and rainbows and we never should deal with stress, or an unlikable person?
I worry about the kind of audience that society is producing that wants to know before hand if something might be unpleasant. How are they prepared for life? If you think everything in front of you is going to be a straight, flat path, how will you ever learn to deal when life hands you lemons?
Does anyone think that life is easy?
I can’t continue writing without getting angry, so I’ll leave it at this.
What do you think of this content warning?
Do you think they would have a content warning about an unlikable man?
Do you think we’ve produced a society of young adults that can persevere and be resilient in the face of adversity?
Are people scared of the messy bits?
I’ve written about trigger warnings in the past: https://wakinguponthewrongsideof50.com/2021/02/18/trigger/ https://wakinguponthewrongsideof50.com/2021/05/25/no-triggers-except/