I do my best brainstorming while either washing or blowdrying my hair. This morning while I was shampooing, I started tallying a list of famous romantic heroes who would possibly make bad boyfriends. This was inspired by realizing that Jack Dawson would have been a terrible boyfriend post Titanic cruise, so I tried to think if I could compile a list for Hello Giggles. I got Jack, Romeo, Rhett Butler and then I was like, “Han Solo? He’d spend way too much time hanging out with Chewbacca, right?” And then I was like, “Hold the Deep Conditioning Masque, why do I equate Han Solo with Jack Dawson, Romeo and Rhett Butler?”
I mean, sure, look at that wink. Also, consider that many of the best romantic runs in Empire Strikes Back were lifted from Gone with the Wind (I’ll post about this later—it’s ASTOUNDING how much of Han and Leia’s flirting Kasdan et al lifted from Rhett and Scarlett. He stole an entire scene from the novel!!) But most girls don’t know this. Moreover, I don’t think most of the girls who read Hello Giggles spent their adolescence dreaming of fighting the Galactic Empire with Han and Luke.
So, now I need to figure out if I want to do a list of Leonardo DiCaprio characters who would make bad boyfriends, or if I want to just write an essay about how I wish Han Solo was my boyfriend.