The white knight. He means well—that trope of all kinds of fiction—what with his quest to rescue the fair maiden from a terrible tyrant and then make her his grateful bride. But who says she needs rescuing? And who says she wants this self-righteous, self-proclaimed savior as her mate?
The well-meaning but entitled white knight may be alive and well in plenty of places, from patronizing politicians to your average rom-com hero; but in a wide-ranging crop of recent movies, he’s being thoroughly, effectively knocked off his high horse. Read more>>