Finally, they go on a date, it does not go well, she still decides to continue, they have sex which goes quite badly, too.
The writer Roupenian was also inspired by a quote from Margaret Atwood: Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Margots thoughts echo the fears, inequalities and violence acted upon women throughout the world. Throughout the date, she is less and less attracted to him, but she continues, partly because her anticipation was so high she does not want to end it so quickly, but also because she doesn't know how to get out of the situation:it speaks to the way that many women, especially young women, move through the world: not making people angry, taking responsibility for other people’s emotions, working extremely hard to keep everyone around them happy.
Just a weeks ago, I travelled to a small, suburban German town.
I arrived at a nearly deserted train station around midnight and had to walk 600 metres to the accommodation.
As they are for the first time in his territory, behind closed doors, she realises that her life is completely at his mercy.
He could be a rapist or murderer, for she knows nothing about him.
When I started writing the story, I had the idea of a person who had adopted all these familiar signifiers as a kind of camouflage, but was something else—or nothing at all—underneath.