Reginald, Billy Mernit is perhaps the leading expert on romantic comedies. In fact, he and screenwriter Tess Morris (Man Up) have a new podcast: You Had Us at Hello.
Having been in the movie business for over three decades, one thing I have observed is that things run in cycles. Rom-coms may be down now. I’m willing to bet that they will come back in some form or other. It may only be a 5–10 year window, but unless we hit an apocalypse, romance and the NEED to watch stories which make us laugh, sigh, and cry about two people falling in and out and in love will come back around.