After my recent post about the idolatry of certain Christian romances, I wanted to highlight some Christian media (in this case, a movie), that I feel good about recommending, because the point is not that you need a romantic partner to be fulfilled.
The first time I watched the Princess Cut film, I was in college and the movie was very impactful for me, as I was in the midst of my first romantic relationship. The film depicted a relationship quite different from my own.
The film provides such a lovely depiction of a wholesome, prayerful romance. Moreover, I SO appreciate that the film does not show kissing at all, because that means that the actors (who are, of course, not married to each other), were not required to do things with people who were not their spouses.*
Beyond simply being “clean” in the sense that there is no graphic romance, I consider the movie to be wholesome because the theme is that the main character needs to trust God. Although she really wants to get married, she accepts counsel from her parents and focuses on her relationship with God, instead of making marriage her top priority.
Princess Cut is on PureFlix, which requires a paid subscription, and Hoopla, which is free if your library participates.
*As a fun note, one of the main actresses, Jen Gotzon-Chandler actually created a film with her real-life husband, based on their romance. Although I haven’t seen it, I do REALLY appreciate that the actors are showing faithfulness by doing romantic scenes with their real-life spouses.
Additional fun note: I have had the pleasure to interview main actress Ashley Bratcher on two occasions, discussing her roles in this film, as well as in the movie Unplanned.
I may post these interviews here in the near future 🙂
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