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Published: Thursday, Jan. 26 2012 3:40 p.m. MST

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formerUT
Osawatomie, KS

I think the whole show sounds horrible. And shows how ignorant the makers are. Why would you purposefully use the name "unitards"--knowing that the last syllable would be offensive? Why would you purposefully create a group to segregate? I think it all sounds horrible. By the way, this film was brought to my attention by a young man who is a friend of mine who has an intellectual disability. HE WAS OFFENDED BY THE TITLE!

I don't care what kind of "explanation" they have written into the film. The whole thing sounds horrible!

sportsfan21
OREM, UT

FormerUT,

A unitard is an article of clothing used in dance that is thin and sleek like lingerie, but without the sexual conotations. I'm sorry that the young man was offended, but that's society's fault. There are so many words that have alternate slang definitions, but we can't just throw those words out.

And I don't know if this will be a good movie, but claiming that an all-male dance group is segretory is inaccurate. The existence of all-female dance groups is what's segretory to begin with. This is an example of equality for high school guys who want to have a good time entertaining others. it seems a little girly, but it's fun for students to see their peers loosen up and have fun.

I am sure it was a fun project and a great accomplishment that allowed these friends to share fun memories.

forefamilies
Snohomish, WA

I'm afraid many will not hear the dialogue "specifically designed to clarify any misunderstanding and diffuse any possible misinterpretation" of the unfortunate name of this film. The name/title itself will keep many away.
There are a few words that people no longer use at all and the one this movie uses as part of its title is one of those words...

Utes21
Salt Lake City, ut

By the commercials I have seen this looks a waste of your money. I mean it may have good intentions and probably a great message, at the same time though when you could go see Mission Impossible or a bunch of high school boys in tights your not going to have much interest from the general public. Save your money,it will most likely be shown on BYU tv in couple months from now followed by The Best Two Years.

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