The same reason I want Sandra Oh in Killing Eve to be physically attractive is the same reason I want Harrison Ford to look good in the first three Indiana Jones movies. That’s one reason why Crystal Skull failed is because he was too old.
You want Indiana Jones to look agile, rugged and debonair. You don’t want him to look ordinary.
The same reason I want the leads in Killing Eve to be attractive.
It’s supposed to be entertainment. I’m not watching it to see the lead female characters be ordinary or unattractive.
Just because I’m helpful like that I’m going to say this one time slowly for the OP–look, your preferences in attractiveness are NOT universal. I would say, sight unseen, that I’d rather have sex with Sandra Oh than with you any day and twice on Sundays, and I’m a woman but not actually gay.
There’s places on the internet [so I’m told] where you can pay people that you find attractive to perform things specifically for you. I’ll bet that if you asked, and then paid, they’d even act out something like Hot Lady Spy meets Rugged Ethically-unconstrained Archaeologist, maybe delivering a pizza or cleaning her pool. It would be a kind of cross-over; that’s probably what that intersectionality means that all the young kids are talking about.
I encourage you to live out your fantasies like this because you might also find that your definition of eye candy is not what makes Indiana Jones or Killing Eve watchable.
Generally, leading characters are attractive. People may not like to admit it but they are. Lots of leading men and women are eye candy because it draws in the audience. The Avengers is basically a supermodel team with magical powers. The James Bond actors tended to be good looking.
Having said that, the idea that a leading character ‘has’ to be good looking isn’t true either.
TheSundial, I closed your previous thread on this subject because it was turning into a trainwreck and the forum moderator was offline. You should have understood that it was not a good idea to open another similar thread on the subject when the first one was closed.
I am instructing you not to open another thread on this subject. Further moderator action may be taken after discussion.
And here’s that further moderator action. When a moderator closes a thread, that should be taken as an implicit instruction not to continue that thread. By starting this thread, you were failing to follow that instruction. This is an official Warning.