But, as Apatow alludes to, there are some very familiar things about these scripts.

On this point, Ansari’s full quote in the New York Times is illuminating:“When you think of the star of a movie or TV show, you don’t think of someone that looks like me or someone that looks like Woody Allen or someone that looks like Seth Rogen.”Though it’s true that Woody Allen looks a lot different from Clark Gable or Brad Pitt, 40 years after Annie Hall it’s actually become pretty commonplace to see “quirky” straight white men like him as romantic heroes.

Along with Davis, White will battle Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, their close friends and training partners, when the individual dance event begins on Sunday.[Related: What's a twizzle? ]Asked if it is an odd feeling to portray being in love with a woman other than his girlfriend, White said, "It's just sort of the way we all fall in.""Because we've been doing it for so long it just seems so natural," White added.

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Meryl and I are oftentimes trying to portray people who are in love.

We've always been great friends, and we have a special relationship, but we've never been romantically involved."[Video: Can Gracie claim gold? ]The relationship between Belbin and White was widely known in the figure skating community since before the Vancouver Olympics, but it has generally escaped public attention.social media, with little in the way of public displays of affection since this tweet from Belbin back in 2011." data-reactid="41"Both Belbin and White have generally remained tight-lipped on their love life and rarely mention each other on social media, with little in the way of public displays of affection since this tweet from Belbin back in 2011.[Photos: Ridiculously photogenic Olympians to watch]"I do have an objective eye," she said, "to a certain degree of course. I want them to succeed."White was captain of the U. squad that finished third in the team competition that finished on Sunday. has never won a gold medal in ice dance, which was introduced into the Olympic program in 1976.

Muslim men are rarely seen onscreen at all, unless they’re praying in some ominous montage and/or terrorizing someone in an action film.

And so, at a time when people with names like Nanjiani are being openly demonized and attacked, it means something that millions of Americans are being asked to see these men as people who love, and who are loved — and that South Asian American Muslims can see themselves depicted in this way as well.

During their conversation, which begins flirty and fun but soon turns emotional, Emily looks at Kumail and suddenly says, “I am overwhelmed by you.” They’ve only been dating for a short while, so her admission comes as a bit of a surprise, but Kumail, looking into Emily’s eyes, unable to repress a smile, replies that he is also “overwhelmed” by her.

It’s the kind of sweet moment, heightened by the levity that surrounds it, that exists only in the best romantic comedies.

The other is for him to walk away from the ice and presumably be able to celebrate his personal relationship without feeling the need to keep it hidden from the public.

There’s a scene early on in the new romantic comedy The Big Sick, where the comedian Kumail Nanjiani (playing a version of himself) is sitting next to his girlfriend Emily (Zoe Kazan), talking about wine.

But nevertheless, they do all end up appealing to a certain, familiar fantasy of manhood.