I found this video on YouTube (link below) about how abduction is used as a romance genre in certain action movies.
It really opened my eyes to how common it is, to how these men are portrayed as the misunderstood nice guys (always has to be a white guy) and they easily win over the hearts of the women they kidnap as they demonstrate how sweet they can be to her while she is chained up in his bed or backseat.
Its amazing how common its used as a theme and considering it starts in childrens films (Stardust, Beauty and the Beast, etc), its seems as though as women we are conditioned to not see the harm in this sort of trope from a young age.
Something the Youtube creator says is: "Regardless of the intentions of the writers, these narratives end up both excusing and romanticising the violent behaviour of abusive men".
"Stories like this carry with them some insidious messages about men and masculinity. Chief among them is the idea that abusive men just need to meet the right woman, someone so special that the promise of her love will magically cure him of his violent ways and make him a better person".
Id love to hear the thoughts and opinions of this from other FDS Queens!