Taking down one (taboo) romantic cliché at a time, see also: Hot For Preacher: Tempted Religious Leaders on Film.
· Teacher must be the crush-haver's teacher (e.g. Rushmore doesn't fit).
· Fictional, (semi-)positive (= consensual, although I realise that's debatable when minors are concerned) depictions of student-teacher/tutor/coach-affairs.
· Crush has to be obvious to both parties (preferably addressed in a conversation between the two)
Suggestions very welcome!
I'm interested in comparing what function these romances serve: in screenplays, these affairs offer a sheltered place to thrive, to discover life at the hand of someone more knowledgeable, but they are often not meant to last, serving only as a stepping stone for the student character. Sometimes they even symbolise a love for academia made physical, and then there's the films that fall into soft-core territory...
These are often overly romanticised portrayals that usually skirt around the issues of consent and the power imbalance inherent in the relationship.