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If you've never seen a Hallmark movie, let me read you the synopsis of every single Hallmark movie ever made:
"Jaded waif woman meets extremely handsome man. Jaded waif woman learns a lesson about herself. Former jaded waif woman falls in love with extremely handsome man. Cue credits."
Every single fucking Hallmark movie is the same. There has been a huge lack of diversity in storylines, which has turned many viewers off. Regardless, Hallmark still pulls in millions of viewers per movie.
"Party of Five" and "Mean Girls" alum Lacey Chabert has become one of the queens of Hallmark (Candace Cameron Bure is the main queen, I believe).
After wrapping her 24th Hallmark movie, and preparing to film her 25th, Lacey Chabert found time in her busy schedule to discuss the similarities in all Hallmark movies.
"Even though a lot of the movies have similar themes, I take great pride in doing my best to tell it in the most honest and unusual way possible, while hopefully creating a character that people can see themselves in."
She gushes that Hallmark movies are "comfort food for the spirit. I think people know they can sit down with their families and watch something that’s uplifting."
She went on to say that the relatable themes (rebuilding families, finding family members, overcoming obstacles, etc) are what brings viewers back for more.
This year, Hallmark rolled out plans for LGBTQIA-themed movies. Chabert's "Mean Girls" co-star Jonathan Bennett made Hallmark history by starring in the network's FIRST LGBTQIA+ movie. Chabert is fully supportive of Hallmark's push for more diversity.
My Two Cents
One of the reasons why I do not watch Hallmark is because all the movies are the same. I don't relate to any of the female characters, unless they are the best friend of the waif female star. I've never seen a woman over size 10 be the main star of a Hallmark movie. I think most of the female stars are a size 4 or less. I would love to see a curvy woman be the main star. I'd love to see a bigger man be the love interest. I'd love to see more interracial relationships.
I was beyond excited to see Hallmark roll out their plans for LGBTQIA+ stories. Casting Jonathan Bennett in the first LGBTQIA+ movie is perfect. Jonathan Bennett is one of the most well-respected LGBT actors in Hollywood (he's also AMAZING to follow on social media). I want to see his movie, but I don't have Hallmark anymore.
I hope Hallmark continues diversifying their storylines and characters. I may actually tune in!
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Shauna S has been an online content provider since 2010. Her work has been featured on AOL, Yahoo, Helium, Examiner, Bubblews, Hubpages, and more. Just like all of you, while I'd like to ignore pop culture, I just can't get enough of it.