Trope of the Day: Men Teaching Women to Shoot a Bow and Arrow 🏹
Archery: notoriously tricky, especially if you have two X chromosomes, and yet essential for aristocratic success. Thank god these men took pity on our heroines and empowered them in one of the most cinematically-pleasing symbolic ways of all.
- •The Young VictoriaAlbert shows her how it's done. Cousins make the best lovers. Oh I'm sorry I meant archery instructors.
- •EmmaGiven, she already knows how, but she's so much worse then Mr. Knightley. "Try not to shoot my dogs"? Adorable, but patronizing.
- •The Princess Diaries: Royal EngagementIt appears that even 21st century queens of small made-up countries need a man to teach them how to shoot a bow and arrow for any hope of a successful reign.
- •Victoria (PBS mini series)Ernst, the brother of the Victoria's husband, conducts a flirtation with Harriet, a (married) lady in waiting, using the sexiest weapon of them all.