Warning: This post is swimming in sexy spoilers.
A fish-sex movie won big at the Oscars, and the bright spotlight seems to have heightened discomfort around the erotic interspecies romance at the center of The Shape of Water.
From film critics to Twitter, people appear most conflicted over what is arguably the film's true climax: the sex scene between its mute female protagonist and a fish-man god. But this derision and revulsion misses the point entirely.
Because, like Elisa, the mute maid...