Are you Team Peeta or Team Gale?
the media is pushing this love triangle so hard and the cast and crew are having none of it and it’s great
I could hug them. Seriously.
THIS. THANK YOU.
The whole “team” thing bugs the hell out of me anyway, not just in this context but in general. She—whether “she” is Katniss or whoever else in whatever book/movie—is not a prize to be won by someone’s “team”. It casts the woman at the apex of the triangle in such a passive role; there’s never any “Team Katniss” (in this case) when talking about this kind of a triangle. It’s always the guys who get to be the team captains and play to win.
Quite aside from feminist considerations, it also bugs the hell out of me as a writer. Because in the end, what “team” the fans are on does not matter. The outcome of any given storyline, whether love triangle or road trip, should derive from the rest of the narrative, not which character wins the popularity contest. Sometimes the characters you’re rooting for die, or don’t wind up with the woman of their dreams, or suffer permanent consequences from illness and injury, or whatever. Fiction—good fiction—isn’t about giving every character what they want and deserve. Or even what the fans think they deserve. You know?