Jess And Jules From “Bend It Like Beckham” Belong Together

Also, water is wet and the sky is blue.

1. Bend It Like Beckham is a nearly perfect film. / Via Fox Searchlight
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2. Except for one glaring plot error. / Via Fox Searchlight
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3. These two didn’t end up living happily ever after.

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4. It’s rumoured the film’s original plot had the two female leads ending up together. / Via Fox Searchlight
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5. But Director Gurinder Chadha rewrote the script to avoid upsetting conservative Indian audiences.

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6. And so at the film’s conclusion, Jess ends up with Joe and the world uttered a collective: / Via Fox Searchlight
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7. Because to anyone with eyeballs, it’s obvious she should have ended up with Jules. / Via Fox Searchlight
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8. Could they possibly have been more into each other?

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9. The tension between them is palpable throughout the film. / Via Fox Searchlight
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10. They can barely keep their eyes off each other… / Via Fox Searchlight
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11. … not to mention their hands. / Via Fox Searchlight
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12. From the start, Jules is completely smitten with Jess. / Via Fox Searchlight
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13. That fierce look in her eyes? That’s love people.

As if the slight hand holding wasn’t obvious enough.

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14. And just look at the way Jess gazes at Jules here: / Via Fox Searchlight
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15. HOW was this not a real kiss? / Via Fox Searchlight
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16. And this should have been a real kiss: / Via Fox Searchlight
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17. They way they drank beer and shopped for shoes together? Be more of a couple, please.

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19. It’s pretty clear Joe was simply a third-wheel.

You’re embarrassing yourself, mate.

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20. Do you see him in the promo posters? Nope. Because the ladies were the real soulmates in this story.

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21. So, we can always imagine this scene is actually Jess confessing her love to Jules. / Via Fox Searchlight
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22. And that this scene was her coming out moment. / Via Fox Searchlight
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23. And that they go off to play soccer and live happily ever after. / Via Fox Searchlight
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24. Because Jess and Jules were meant to be together. / Via Fox Searchlight
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25. And anyone who doesn’t agree is bloody mad.

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26. Let’s conclude with a video of this perfect couple set to Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” and dream of what could have been.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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