‘Red White & Royal Blue’ Director Emphasizes Importance of the Film’s “Audacious” Ending

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‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ director Matthew Lopez emphasized the importance of the film’s “audacious” ending.

(Warning: spoilers are present in this article.)

 

In an interview with Digital Spy, Lopez talked about why he kept the book’s original joyful ending for the film, saying that when he was younger, the limited stories available about being queer were always about “death and dying.”

Lopez added that one of the reasons that drew him initially to the film’s story was that it had a happy ending. He also stated that there were not many happy endings in queer movies when he was growing up.

Known as the “bury your gays” trope, a lot of queer movies have historically ended tragically which became so prevalent that a nonprofit organization, LGBT Fans Deserve Better, was formed which advocated for positive queer representation in the media.

Lopez continued to say that the younger generation might not see the movie’s ending as “revolutionary” and said that “For someone my age, there is something audacious about a happy ending in a queer story.”

On the other hand, the director expressed that he loves that it is “not audacious anymore” in the context of wanting a happy ending for Alex and Henry as a reflection of wanting the same happiness for the viewers. 

In the film, Alex and Henry overcome all the trials and tribulations that were sent their way, and ended with the two heading to Alex’s childhood home to celebrate their happy ever after.

‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ is now available to watch on Prime Video.

 

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