wowbagger Posted May 6, 2015 Posted May 6, 2015 Can I just say that I see a pattern? Amy is rejected over and over again. I am just watching parts of season 5 and 6 and she gets rejected sooooo often that I am surprised she is even sticking around anymore. If my sexuality got neglected by my boyfriend all of the time, I'd be devastated as well and take it very hard. Especially if I won't sure about my own life, character, sexuality, attractiveness you name it. Unsure about-? It's a serious question, because I'm blanking a little. Amy may be insecure about whether Sheldon desires her, and wants to be with her (and I say may, because that's the only way I can make sense of her behaviour in the finale). But that's about Sheldon and his desires and his neuroses, not about Amy and her desirability. I accept that for lots of characters, the two may be closely linked in their heads, but Amy comes across as one of the most arrogant characters on the show. She knows she looks good in her bridesmaid's outfit, she confidently believes Leonard was checking her out when they attended a wedding together. She knows she's brilliant, she's a little impatient of people not as bright as she is and she's a recreational string theorist (mirabile dictu!) without any of the career setbacks her boyfriend has suffered. She doesn't just have a boyfriend, she has the best boyfriend, in her own words. And she has not been shy about sassing him about being with 'the popular girl'. What we know about her suggests that she was lonely growing up and had an overprotective mother. We've never really gotten any indication that Amy considers herself sexually inadequate or undesirable. The reverse, in fact- in-show, she's received interest from Sheldon, Stuart and Burt. Even when Bernie suggested that Amy was jealous of her greater conventional attractiveness, she immediately-but immediately- apologised and took it back. And there has never been any indication that that remark festers in Amy's psyche. Otherwise, Bernie was the one who said that Amy looked good in her bridesmaid's outfit- a compliment Amy was not shy about accepting. Penny's only ever dissed (pretty mildly, considering!) Amy's dress sense, with zero indication that Penny thinks that Amy herself is undesirable in any way. Amy has never seriously given any indication that she's only with Sheldon because she thinks she has no other options. I used to worry about that during S6, but I don't think so now. Burt is explicitly introduced, I think, in part to remind us that Amy has options- she chooses to be with Sheldon. As to insecurity about her character: do we have reason to believe that Amy considers herself to be morally unworthy? The only time Amy's expressed an opinion is where she expressed gratitude that it was Penny who found her, before a cult did (or words to that effect). That suggests that Amy thinks she's easily led (which- she was lonely growing up, and now has friends! She has a lust for life! Give yourself a break, Ames!), but not that she thinks that her moral fibre is lacking. So Amy might worry about whether Sheldon wants her, but I don't think she seriously believes that that means that nobody will want her. I think Amy has self-esteem coming out the (shapely) wazoo. And good for her. And may I just say again, after all those .gifs of the kiss came out, that I find it increasingly hard to support the hypothesis that Sheldon is sexually rejecting Amy? Because DAMN, that kiss. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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