Warning: This post is swimming in sexy spoilers. A fish-sex movie won big at the Oscars, and the bright spotlight seems to have heightened discomfort around the erotic interspecies romance at the center of The Shape of Water. From film critics to Twitter, people appear most conflicted over what is arguably the film's true climax: the sex scene between its mute female protagonist and a fish-man god. Because, like Elisa, the mute maid working in a secret government facility played by Sally Hawkins, some left the theater sincerely wanting to fuck that fish-man monster. The abundance of monster romances throughout history have tended to resonate most with marginalized people, including women, immigrants, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.