5 For Friday: 5 Issues That Teen Romance Movies Should Tackle Next

The Fault In Our Stars(noun) : A book that you could literally throw on anyone’s face and it wouldn’t hurt nearly as much as the story.

The Main Damie

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Thanks to The Fault in Our Stars, opening this weekend, cancer is the sexy new obstacle between star-crossed lovers.  Well, it’s not REALLY new.  Love Story did it nearly 40 years ago and A Walk to Remember shoe-horned Shane West into a cancer story, as if it weren’t hard enough.  While I’m sure The Fault in Our Stars does for cancer what The Perks of Being a Wallflower did for Biploar disorder (or PTSD, I was never sure which one), teen romance movies need to break off to some unexplored territory.  Here are some ideas that are sure to tug at the heart strings and give kids everywhere that love conquers all.  Even terminal disease.

5. Polio

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Working Title: A Wheelchair Ramp Built For Two

The Pitch: He’s a high school athlete and one of the most popular guys in school. She has polio, thanks to her…

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