“The Shape of Water” leads the Oscars race, having earned 13 nominations, including best picture and best director. From Guillermo del Toro, this lavish love story between a mute cleaning woman, played by Sally Hawkins, and a scaly amphibian man, played by Doug Jones, is part of a grand tradition of human-monster cinematic bodice rippers.
That may seem alienating on the surface, but maybe these creatures and mutants just need to market themselves better to communicate their appeal to the Tinder generation.
Consider these dating profiles. Which way would you swipe?