Anna Todd and the Dangerous Messages She Promotes About Love Through Her Books – Arts + Culture
Read Chapter from the story After 2 by imaginator1D (Anna Todd) with Harry and Tessa's relationship will be tested in ways she never expected, but he knew Anne falls asleep towards the end of the movie and Harry turns the volume. Anna Todd's literary trash After has gone from Wattpad to movie deal, which Harry Styles fan fiction gets the Fifty Shades of Grey treatment. She started off with typing small chapters for After, a fan-fiction based on 1D's former vocalist Harry Styles. But back then, Todd didn't know how.
Harry Styles is known for many things.
After (One Direction story)
As well as being one of the key members of One Directionthe 24 year old singer has also established a career for himself as a solo star in his own right. He also received rave reviews for his first acting role as Alex in the hit film Dunkirk.
He's a pretty big deal. Josephine Langford cast in the movie adaptation of Harry Styles inspired fanfic 'After' In fact, Harry is so famous that he has inspired a lot of fan fiction. And now some of it has been adapted into a new movie. The books had over one billion views so it's no surprise that they've been made into a feature film.harry & tessa - say something (AU)
However, the After trailer dropped earlier this week and fans are conflicted. Why do fans think 'After' is problematic?
Harry Styles inspired Anna Todd's fanfic series 'After'. She always has things planned out ahead of time, until she meets a rude boy named Harry, with too many tattoos and piercings who shatters her". Harry is Harry Styles. In the film he is named Hardin Scott but there is no doubt that fans will associate Hardin with Harry. And this is where the problem lies.
And Anna Todd has the audacity to call this love "real. That's how she promote this abusive relationship. She's basically saying it's okay to hurt each other over and over again, love isn't what it's made to be in the movies no kidding.
After () - IMDb
Again, that's promoting it, because love has everything to do with respect. And intentionally pissing your girlfriend off, calling her names, and making her cry, isn't respect.
It's just a bunch of fragments of an angry, emotionally abusive boyfriend and an annoying, delusional girlfriend sown together. The only reason either of them "falls in love" is sexual desire, and that is hardly sufficient. There is no climax or anything along that line, so this is really just a narration of a pathetic "romance," if you can even call it that.
Number two, the story is repetitive.
Harry Styles fans call out fanfic film ‘After’ for portraying him as "abusive"
Tessa and Harry get in a fight over nothing, they breakup and move away from each other, Harry confesses he is wrong and displays his emotional side, causing Tessa and Harry to have sex and live happily ever after, until the next few pages where the cycle starts again. Number three, the book gives off a terrible message.
It is saying that a nice, college girl will not be complete until she lives with her bad boy boyfriend, and that is why I hate this story. There is no substance whatsoever. Don't waste your time on this drawn out piece of crap. This, however, was so poorly written that I'm having a hard time grasping how the editor is going to make it better.
Not only that, but the plot itself lacks any depth whatsoever: This story does not. It is not based on love, it is based on lust. It does not portray an honest and evolving relationship. Instead, it's centered around a boy with serious anger management issues and a lovestruck girl who barely knows him but will put up with anything. The majority of the chapters consist of him abusing her emotionally and then making it all better through make up sex.
It does not even follow a story line: Absolutely no character development. Absolutely no plot development. We are so ready. It will also give us a chance to discuss how our media culture exploits the sexuality of teen girls while simultaneously dismissing the same sexuality.
Even the Jezebel article linked above makes a snarky jab at the fact that After has a large audience of female teens. Material marketed toward teen girls— packaged supergroup One Direction among those materials— rake in tons of cash, but are mocked as lacking value. Marvel movies, for example. They celebrate how each reader has helped contribute to the commercial success of the series: That chapter literally had be sobbing.
They literally make me so happy. They found theirselves in each other. That chapter gave me million more feels. But the fandom must be freaking the fudge out because of all the exciting things to come in the next few months. Anna is getting published. She has gotten so successful and she is still so down to earth and has never missed a moment to tell her fans how thankful she is for all the love and support we give her. I even put down some notes, but I gave up pretty quickly.
I figured no one was going to see it and a lot of people were doing that better than I ever could ever achieve case in point: Well, now I kind of I got my wish, because After seems to have a lot more in common with those books - from the misogynyincorporated rape-culture and romanticised abuse to the author's disdain for editing - than with anything One Direction related up to and including their personalities and inner relationships.
Meet Tessa Youngthe most awful, repressed, judgmental bitch after Annabella Sweele. She goes to college; leaving her cartoonish mother and her nice, dependable boyfriend back home. There, she meets her future "best friend" Steph, who Tessa will mentally judge and slut-shame almost every time the poor girl is on the page.
Take this incredible journey with our designated protagonist as she is introduced to the awful clones of the members of One Direction: Henry Bile, a punk ripoff of Chedward Grullen; Zane Malice, the designated anagonist despite actually being way nicer than the romatic lead; Lyle Pain, an idiot who babbles off personal details of peoples' lives to virtual strangers; as well as Nay Doorman and Lewis Thomson, who are just sort of there.
These are not to be confused with the actual members of One Direction: With its nearly pages on Wattpad of hand-holding, dead herrings and punctuation that will make you want to scratch your eyes out; this fic clearly deserves the PTP treatment and a movie deal! Well, halfway through all the misery, terrible writing, badfanfic cliches and ham-fisted symbology, Tessa leaves her nice boyfriend for the jerk that makes her sticky between the thighs, which only results in more needless drama.
And if you are at least expecting to see some hilarious sex scenes, well, tough luck! You have to wait a long, long time to get some action going, and all the lemons are either mind-numbingly dull, uttterly disgusting, or so cheesy they make you want to gag.
For me, they were somehow all three at once! The hashtag was immediately reported in the British tabloid The Daily Mirror. They yearn to protect Styles from being painted, even fictionally, as a hotheaded, borderline-abusive jerk. They view the prospect of a movie as a looming disaster all Directioners should fear. These fan vids are called "trailers" and often lack vidder credits. The author showcased a few of the trailers on Wattpad. After 2 Niall Horan Revised - After Part 2 told from Niall Horan 's POV Combining favorite quotes from the books with images is popular among tumblr readers, particularly quotes with emotionally dramatic or romantic themes: This image from afteraddicts reads: The quote is sometimes offered as an explanation for why Tessa decides to stay with Harry: In this uncredited image Harry is saying: What do you want Tessa, do you want me to go out and buy a fucking ring and bow down to you asking you to spend the rest of your life with me?
Do you want me to tell you I will never leave you and that we will grow old together and have children and live happily ever after? Because I can't fucking do that, nor do I even want to! This tumblr post reads: This uncredited fanmix was found on pinterest. The creator tweeted to the author: It's everything that hessa have been through, I tried to include everything.
Some fans are able to maintain a sense of humor about the stormy relationship between Harry and Tessa. In this fake tweet from Harry, he demands that Tessa choose between him and going to bathroom. Image is uncredited at the pinterest source. It's a story about forgiveness and unconditional love and it shows how much a person can change, really change, if they try hard enough. It's the type of story that proves that anything is fucking possible when it comes to self recovery.
It shows that if you have someone to lean on, someone who loves you and doesn't give up on you, you can find your way out the darkness. It shows that no mailer matter type of parents you had, or addictions you were faced with, you can overcome anything that stands in your way and become a better person.
That's the type of story After is.