I completely agree with this view of popular fiction, or any piece of pop culture:
"Fun romps are where you see what people really think. What they think is funny, who they think is a good butt for a joke, which broad stereotypes they think are valid and which they think should be subverted, what they create when they think it’s just for fun, not for literature."Also, read this.
“There’s nothing wrong with being a physical wreck, you know. There’s no moral obligation to be Postmaster General or Master of Foxhounds or to live to walk ten miles at eighty.”