For this reason, film geek girls have a tendency to be hyper self-aware, which can often lead to thoughts like, “Am I normal?” “What is normal?” “Do I even want to be normal?” Not only can such internal dialogues drive a girl into existential overload, but long-winded discussions with oneself can be utterly exhausting. It’s no wonder that, at the end of the day, these she-geeks prefer to silence the voices by escaping into someone else’s world for eighty-eight minutes. Sometimes our armchair artistes feel safer as a visitor in a foreign cinematic land than as an active participant in their own reality. Hell, real life can be scary. When you have something to say, you can’t always find the perfect words, and when you want to take a risk, you can’t always work up the nerve. That’s why watching films can also be cathartic for our she-geeks; they can watch their onscreen counterparts do and say all the things they wish they could in real life.