To All the Boys 2 contains Black Lives Matter, Trans Rights and Me Too easter eggs
17 February 2020, 17:22 | Updated: 17 February 2020, 17:33
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You isn't just about Lara Jean, Peter Kavinsky and John Ambrose' love triangle.
To All the Boys 2 shines light on some important social justice messages in and amongst Lara Jean's romantic escapades.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is out now. After months of anticipation, Netflix released the long-awaited To All the Boys I've Love Before sequel last week (Feb 12) and it doesn't disappoint. Not only does To All the Boys 2 show us much more of Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) but also introduces us to John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher).
Much like the first film, there is plenty of drama to be found in To All the Boys 2 but there are also some key hidden details in the movie that you may have missed. The film references Black Lives Matter, Trans Rights and the Me Too movement.
If you look closely at any of the dining hall scenes in To All the Boys 2 you will see that the room is covered with posters that contain messages about social justice on them. For example, when Lara Jean is signing up to volunteer at Belleview, you can prominently see a Black Lives Matter poster in the background. There is also a Believe Women poster.
Later during the Valentine's Day segment, there are posters saying Justice for All, Trans Rights Are Human Rights and Hate Is a Choice, Being Trans Is Not. The posters seem to make clear that there is no room for racism, transphobia or sexism in the To All the Boys universe.
While To All the Boys 2 doesn't explicitly deal with any of these topics, or feature any trans characters, it's great to see a teen rom-com champion these causes and sentiments.