Sofia Carson and Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, the creators of “Purple Hearts,” defend the Netflix movie following criticism

The figures are truthful. The second week of Netflix’s “Purple Hearts” has seen more than 100 million hours of viewing. The Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine-led drama centers on a liberal singer who settles down to wed a Marine in order to obtain health insurance.

Even though the film has become a major sensation on the streaming giant, it has drawn criticism for its misogynistic and racist overtones. In one scene, a Marine toasts by saying, “This one is to life, love, and hunting down some goddamn Arabs, darling!” While Cassie in Carson calls him out before leaving, Luke in Galitzine blows it aside and it is quickly forgotten, along with his more conservative viewpoints that she had previously been upset with.

Although Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, the film’s director, has concentrated on the good reviews, she is aware of the criticism as well.

“I hope that people will realize that characters must start off faulty in order to develop. As a result, she tells Variety, “we very much purposely built two characters that had been raised to despise one another. “It was deliberate for them to be defective at first. The red heart and the blue heart need to be rather intense for them to sort of turn purple. Some of the individuals around them are even less perfect than they are. He sustained injuries in a conflict that doesn’t appear to be coming to an end, and she is falling through the healthcare system’s seams as a result of systemic neglect. They both experience systemic neglect, live together and are forced to learn how to be kind and considerate of one another in the face of great adversity.

She continues by stating that the nation is currently “extremely flawed,” which was the point of the movie.

According to Rosenbaum, “it was the biggest, most significant component of the concept.” “I do hope that anyone who takes offense in any way realizes that our intentions are extremely sincere and that it’s because we feel that people need to mature and start acting more moderately,” the author said.

Executive producer Carson continues, “I fell in love with the movie because it’s a love tale, but it’s so much more than that. “It’s two hearts, one red and one blue, from two different worlds, who were actually brought up to despise one another. They learn to lead with understanding and compassion, to love one another, and to transform into this stunning color of purple thanks to the power of love. We sought the most truthful representation of both perspectives. As an artist, I’ve learned to put all of that aside and focus solely on the reactions and feelings the world has toward the movie. That has been so gorgeously overwhelming, and this movie has helped so many people feel understood or soothed. As artists and as filmmakers, that is all we could ask for.

On the other hand, the movie has received accolades for accurately capturing what it’s like to have Type 1 Diabetes. Rosenbaum and Carson collaborated on this with Laura Pavlakovich, the organization You’re Just My Type’s creator, and Dr. Michael Metzger, a medical consultant who was present on set.