It’s here! It’s here! The Fault in Our Stars movie poster is here!!! And it has the most horrifying tagline we ever could have imagined.
We were rooting for “okay,” but instead the studio went with the awful, “one sick love story,” which is probably the worst pun ever for a book turned movie in which teens sickened by cancer die painful, tear-inducing deaths.
Although John Green says they chose it because it’s exactly the type of pithy thing Hazel would say. Which we get.
You can check out the full poster in all its glory below.
The adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars has a current release date of June 6, 2014 and if you’ve fallen in love with the poster you can buy it over on the Project for Awesome’s Indiegogo page.
UPDATE: John Green has explained on his Tumblr that he did not write the tagline.
However, he does like it. He writes, “I found it dark and angry in the same way that Hazel is (at least at times) dark and angry in her humor. I mostly wanted something that said, ‘This is hopefully not going to be a gauzy, sentimental love story that romanticizes illness and further spreads the lie that the only reason sick people exist is so that healthy people can learn lessons.’ But that’s not a very good tag line. I like the tag line because it says, literally, the sick can also have love stories. Love and joy and romance are not just things reserved for the well.”
“That said, I might be wrong. I’m wrong all the time.”