I can't roll my eyes hard enough.
This is not exactly a well-kept secret, but just in case: I really, really, *really* like superhero movies. I am a giant nerd.
I'm also a woman.
And I'm not alone!
(If you haven't seen the Deadpool movie yet and want to go unspoiled, save this card for later).
So a few of you have noticed that the romantic plot in the Deadpool movie felt a little incongruous. It worked for sure, and everyone was in character, but it felt like the least fun part of the movie. It wasn't bad, but it didn't really fit. Welp. Ryan Reynolds can tell us why:
[Text: I think it's funny that the studios go "Oh, how are we going to market this movie to women,"]
[Text: "you know, we have to market the romantic angle."]
[Text: And it's sort of like-- Well no. Women love fucking superhero movies! Clearly, they go to these movies.]
[It's sort of funny that the studios are sometimes the last to know that.]
I think we all know why women went to see the Deadpool movie...
Okay, in all seriousness.
Women like Deadpool because he doesn't treat them like the butt (ha!) of every joke. Obviously it depends on the writer, but most of Deadpool's comics are FUN, and not in a way that makes half the population cringe because "lol show me your titties". Turns out women have a sense of humor. Revelatory! I'm glad Reynolds gets it, since he's been such a huge part of the production process (which I hope he continues to be), but it's a little tiring to know that studios are still this slow to notice what we've been pretty obvious about for ages.