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Couldn't Diana act romantically?


Diana: Do you have your own room?
Alex: Yes. Why?
Diana: Well, call me old-fashioned, but I'll be damned if I'm having a child with a man I've never even slept with.
Then they go and have sex (the movie skips to the "after" point). Diana made it sound so... technical. After all, they liked each other. Diana wanted to have sex with Alex, fine, couldn't she make it sound a bit more *romantic*?

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Haha. I actually agree with you that this line was a little weird especially since they clearly already had feelings for each other before any of this happened so there was no reason to sleep with him under the pretext of it being a necessity because of the baby.

I have always had the impression that they were trying to make her seem a little more like a masculine in this particular scene because he was acting like a woman (sort of). The dynamics were confusing for Diana and there is an odd feeling that goes along wth the scene because her role in the pregnancy is so abnormal, as is his, so I wondered if they wrote the scene with the behaviors of the genders flipped a little.

I don't think I'm explaining this very well and I could be dead wrong even if I were explaining it correctly. Also, I would like to be clear that I am not saying a man would necessarily say something like that or act that way, I am merely opining on what I think the motivation may have been as far as the dialogue and scene goes. ;)


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Well I thought the way she said it was suppose to be funny. She says that if they are going to have a baby together that they should have sex, but she says it in a pissed off, and defensive way, and it comes off as comedic as a result.

So I thought they were going for a comical effect, but maybe in that moment, more romance was called for?

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I have always had the impression that they were trying to make her seem a little more like a masculine in this particular scene because he was acting like a woman (sort of). The dynamics were confusing for Diana and there is an odd feeling that goes along wth the scene because her role in the pregnancy is so abnormal, as is his, so I wondered if they wrote the scene with the behaviors of the genders flipped a little.

Now that you mentioned it, I can see that being the case.

This movie was written and directed by men, so...


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