Perabo says it's because female viewers want an escapist fantasy when they're working hard balancing families and careers.
Not every escapist action flick has such moments of political resonance.
Reality intrudes anyway, in another moment that breaks through the escapist fantasy.
Shannon Donnelly on the genre's surprising comeback and why viewers are flocking to escapist fare.
It's escapist French cuisine—French with international influences—and very popular in the neighborhood.
Thus his love of escapist, desperately lighthearted writers like Laurence Sterne and Miguel de Cervantes.
escapism es·cap·ism (ĭ-skā'pĭz'əm)
The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment.