I've recently been watching a lot of Regency era, Jane Austen type shows from the BBC because there hasn't been any horror movies released this summer. I like to slide between total civility to terrifying bloodbath. The stuff in between is just a little to normal for me and I can get normal in my men's robe at home. One of my particularly favorite shows is called Lost in Austen which is basically Back to the Future meets Pride and Prejudice. To summarize, a modern girl (Amanda) steps through a time portal in her bathroom and instead of Narnia she steps right into Pride and Prejudice where she and Elizabeth Bennet trade places. Yeah, it's every bit as amazing as it sounds. Elizabeth becomes a nanny for a dental hygienist and Amanda falls in love with Mr. Darcy, as is typical. My absolute favorite part though, is when Mr. Darcy proposes to Amanda, but then discovers that she is both a time traveler and also not a virgin. His response to both of these quandaries was both simple and assured: "I cannot marry you. You are not a maid." Umm, ok, sure. Hello?! That's why you can't marry her?? Because she's had sex?? NOT because she's a time traveler from the future?! Apparently it is more reprehensible that she's had pre-marital sex, than her going through a time portal in her bathroom FROM THE FUTURE! Well, phew now we know the answer to the age old question of whether Jane Austen would find it more disgraceful to bend space and time or to have sex before marriage. The answer is surprisingly, sex before marriage. That means you can time travel your little heart out! Lost in Austen indeed.