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Sorry I Only Read RomComs

Sorry I Only Read RomComs

By Aanu Jide-Ojo
Here we will be talking about love (in its simplicity and complication), sex of course, consent, sexuality, as we find them written in books. I am excited about this and I hope that you are a bit curious to see where these conversations take us.
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ABOUT BREAKUPS IN ROMCOMS
What’s that thing they say about comedy being tragedy plus time. I don’t think anyone ever thinks that they will ever laugh about an event that once felt like your heart drowning in your chest but hey! Anyway, of course this prompted me to take a look at how break ups show up in romcoms, let's dive in!
10:55
November 22, 2020
Clap When You Land/ Entangled
Hi folks! I got Clap When You Land from @rovingheights on Instagram! You can follow us @sorryionlyreadromcoms and @helloaanu
15:30
October 31, 2020
Partner not therapist, please!
In romcoms, love and the acknowledgment of it is written as the gold standard for character growth. We forget that love can be unhealthily given and people can love badly even if the other character doesn’t know it.
11:36
September 12, 2020
Pot Bellies Matter Too
So this week's episode is a campaign for reading more “guy next door”, the pot bellied love interest, or maybe a 2 pack, not six pack, the short man, listen, or medium height, not every time 6ft tall, yada yada.
12:21
September 5, 2020
Your biphobia is showing
Bisexual persons are more likely to experience depression, intimate partner violence and anxiety. So understanding bisxuality, what it is, what it isn’t, is so key.
10:18
August 29, 2020
Are RomComs Anti Feminist?
So, for the last couple of weeks, I feel like I have been taking a stab at romcoms, for someone that unapologetically stans these books, I’ve been quite on the critical side when it comes to examining how romcoms push some unhealthy and to be honest very anti feminist positions. However, while it has its problematic sides, can we make the conclusion that romcoms aren’t feminist in nature? Is it supposed to be?
10:37
August 22, 2020
Can we try this instead?
So when was the last time you read something like “do we mind if we tried this instead? Or maybe this isn't working, can we pause? Or a simple, this is what I like” I don’t think I have.
09:39
August 15, 2020
Writing Consent in Romcoms
“your mouth is saying no, but your body is saying yes” is it though, let’s talk about this!
11:24
August 8, 2020
I want more fluff!!!
So we don’t get a Nigerian version of a queer romcom hero like Mellissa Brayden (the author I mentioned in the last two episodes), instead we are going through politics and war and rites and passages and its always a great learning moment but where is the fluff?
13:33
August 1, 2020
Is this toxic or is this cute
Have you ever read a story that makes you want to scream THERAPY!!!!
13:22
July 25, 2020
I Want Awkward Sex
Sometimes sex scenes in romcoms are a tad too perfect for me. I like em awkward
05:23
July 18, 2020
Trailer
Welcome to “Sorry, I only read ROMCOMs” a podcast about romance and all the ways it shows up in our lives, specifically in books. I started reading romcoms forever ago, somehow found myself swept away by the dance, you know how it goes.. First person 1 meets person 2, a coy banter begins, they fall in love… then that separation bridge happens where they realise that they can’t do without each other, finally the glorious reunion and happily ever after that makes us go awwww. After reading this same story line about 5000 times, I decided to talk about it, in a podcast of course as a millennial. So here we will be talking about love (in its simplicity and complication), sex of course, consent, sexuality, as we find them written in books. I am lowkey excited about this and I hope that you are a bit curious to see where these conversations take us.
01:12
July 11, 2020