New from A Reel of One’s Own by Andrea Thompson: 52 Films By Women: Always Be My Maybe

By Andrea Thompson

I was less than impressed by “Set It Up,” the last Netflix rom-com I watched, so it was a relief that “Always Be My Maybe” is about as progressive as it thinks it is. The movie addresses race, a major blind spot in not only “Set It Up,” but of quite a few rom-coms in general, which tend to heavily rely on the trope of the black best friend. But “Always Be My Maybe” just doesn’t have a cast that’s mostly Asian, it’s culturally specific in how it references the differences between the cultures.



from A Reel Of One’s Own

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