SAD, SALTY, MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TEARS

  1. First, you drink a few drinks
  2. Suddenly, its two-thirty in the morning.
  3. Your room is cozy
  4. Your bed has not one, not two, but three puffy white comforters on it.
    You are the princess and the pea
  5. And you are trawling Netflix for a nice, light romance. Not the cheese of a Hallmark-type movie, or anything too cynical or snarky either.
  6. Just romantic and lovely.
    It's late, you are weak. And drunk.
  7. What's this?
    Notice how it says "A love story for everyone."
  8. Also it's Netflix description
  9. Notice how there is no mention of
  10. No mention AT ALL of the fact that not just one but BOTH of these men will be DEAD from AIDS by the end of the movie.
    Yes, yes, you should have seen it coming. And the beginning makes it kind of clear. But, DRUNK.
  11. I feel that a movie is a contract for a happy or at least reasonably happy ending and that if this is not going to be the case
  12. YOU SHOULD BE WARNED WITH A FLASHING NEON BEACON BEFORE YOU START TO WATCH!!!!
    Saying "a new crisis comes their way" is NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
  13. Or you will be a sodden snot factory in the middle of the night.
  14. And then when through the veil of your tears you watch the end of the movie and learn that this is a true story...
  15. And now, in the cold harsh light of day, I may just throw away this pillow.