Author: Natasha Lowe

The Irresistible Queerbaiting of “A Simple Favor”

The Irresistible Queerbaiting of “A Simple Favor”

After learning about the movie online and hearing that the two main characters Kendrick and Lively kiss, I was worried that the writers and the director were queer baiting their potential audience. I was also concerned that they were going to play into the lesbian villain trope, where a queer woman appears to be unstable and only there to antagonize.