dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Lawrence and Connie's love interests: a closer look.

One of the few things Lynn seems to get right about Connie's love life is Lawrence's emotional conflict. This is, of course, because she observed how reluctant Aaron was to accept the men she brought home owing to his amazingly average fear of change. The unwillingness of small children to warm to their parents' love interests owing to their fear that by doing so, they are either betraying the other parent or destroying any hope that Mommy and Daddy will get back together and they'll all live happily ever after is far too commonplace a phenomenon in our society not to be noticed. This new-ruin from the era in which we'd thought Lynn had rewritten history tells us Lawrence's side of the story; since she has him, she's not alone so having a MAAAANNNN isn't necessary. Also, since he is a child who understands as a child, he doesn't know the pressures that she faces or the longings that haunt her. The problem, of course, is that Connie is one of the most self-absorbed people on the face of the planet; she regards any obstacle to her fulfilling a goal as both a nasty shock and a crime against nature. We see this when she gets all pouty when he doesn't immediately warm to her boyfriend-du-jour, we'll see it when she treats Molly and Gayle like garbage because they don't warm to her and we'll really see it when she tells Lawrence to not talk nonsense about being gay and stands there like a shivering pillar of shit when her asshole husband throws him out to keep the house pure. The irony, of course, is that both of her suitors are far more interested in being Lawrence's father than they are in her husband; too bad that her behavior repulses them so much that they give up on winning him over to knowing what he's missing.

Tags: connie: the real lynn, lawrence: cosmic plaything, phil: bee and bop king, ted: playah dood
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