Romantic comedy


Romantic comedy

Romantic comedy is a hybrid genre in which a story about romance is presented in a comedic style. Works in this genre are generally considered light-hearted, and are sometimes associated with the vaguely derogatory terms "chick lit" or "chick flick", meaning "primarily aimed at a female audience". The best romantic comedies, however, explore themes of gender, relationship, sexuality and morality, and many enduring cultural icons—characters such as "Annie Hall" and Michael Dorsey of "Tootsie"—have emerged from this ever-popular form. [Billy Mernit, "Writing the Romantic Comedy" (2000, Harper/Collins)]

ee also

* Romantic comedy film

References

External links

* [http://www.writing-world.com/romance/comedy.shtml Writing Romantic Comedy] by Shirley Kawa-Jump
* [http://www.librarything.com/tag/romantic+comedy Books tagged "Romantic Comedy"] from LibraryThing
* [http://www.storyispromise.com/wromance.htm The Art of the Romantic Comedy] by Bill Johnson
* [http://livingromcom.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/04/great_american_.html Top 10 Romantic Comedies] by Billy Mernit
* [http://writerunboxed.com/2008/04/11/interview-billy-mernitt-part-1/ Interview with Billy Mernit] at Writer Unboxed


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