Age-Gap Relationships in Cinema: A Case Study of ‘Malcolm and Marie’

Age-Gap Relationships in Cinema: A Case Study of ‘Malcolm and Marie’
Photo: ‘Malcolm and Marie’/Netflix Earlier this month, ‘Malcolm and Marie’ made headlines for its surprisingly large age gap between actors Zendaya and John David Washington, who, in the film, play lovers in a committed relationship. Zendaya, at 24-years-old, has already been making waves in Hollywood for her dedication to portraying realistic characters living in unique circumstances. For reference, her character Rue in the Emmy-award-winning HBO show ‘Euphoria’ is a drug-addicted teenager. Washington, at 36-years-old, has done similarly well in furthering discussions about race on the big screen with films like ‘Monsters’ and ‘BlacKkKlansman’. Casting these two accomplished actors together onscreen seems like a natural choice, right? Wrong. Recently, ‘Malcolm and Marie’ has come under fire for its normalization of a relationship with a large age gap. Related article: Zendaya and John David Washington’s ‘Malcolm & Marie’ Is Already an Oscars Contender Before Release Related article: ‘A Teacher’:
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