What’s Sex Got to do With…The Hunger Games?

The Hunger Games saga is a million dollar award winning franchise both in movie and book sales. It tells the heroic story of a girl who challenges the government in the name of citizens’ rights. So why does the media insist on turning it into a love triangle?

In no way is The Hunger Games supposed to be a love story. It was not written like one, the movie was not made like one…so why does the mainstream media insist on twisting it into one? Society is enforcing the stereotype that women need men in their life to make their stories significant. A woman can not have a story if that story isn’t revolved around falling in love.The plot of the movie is meant to portray the government invading the rights of its citizens and brainwashing the wealthy part of the country into believing that there is no injustice in the world (weirdly resembles our country??) What is upsetting a lot of the fans of the series is the way the news is covering these movies. When the first movie came out, a lot of talk shows were asking people Team Gale or Team Peeta (the infamous couple name Peeniss). But a lot of people were upset because there were no teams, the last thing Katniss was worrying about was who she should end up with. Her main focus was saving her family and her district. By focusing more on a nonexistent love story and not the social injustices the story is really about, mainstream media is doing exactly what the books warn against. And I believe that’s the irony of itself.

What do you think? Do you think the books/movies were a warning to what our society would end up like? What do you think of society’s immediate need to make a girl need male attention, even if that’s not the case?

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2 thoughts on “What’s Sex Got to do With…The Hunger Games?

  1. I think that this concept is very interesting because of the fact that even movies that have a woman as the dominant character is still mocked for being a girl. She has the strength, attitude, and spirit to achieve anything she wants athletically and physically. I think that the movie does depict something that us as humans go through which is the need for competition.

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  2. I am a very relationship-oriented person, I like to see love stories in most books I read and movies I watch, but I do see your point. The attraction and love triangle involving Peeta, Katniss, and Gale is not a primary point to the novels or the plot, except that Peeta may not have sacrificed so much for Katniss if he hadn’t loved her.

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