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Published: Wednesday, April 3 2013 2:55 p.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Is it news, or just an opportunistic tapping into easy 'outrage'?

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Integrity of the movie classification and book's model has been compromised with this process.

People that make those decisions to just add little by little to get morals dulled and after 50 years they have done a pretty good job of dulling people's senses. Family values have been torn down and the Supreme Court is making determinations now on family values. They may make it a governmental issue that families are a portion of society that doesn't make a difference anymore. What is a family? That definition will be codified by a court that doesn't make law but interprets what the law says.

We have accepted what the courts say as law in relation to family and families. The definition by God was given when He made this earth and placed the first "citizens" on the earth. It was God's earth and still is even though some people believe God didn't have a part in this earth, that it just happened in all it's glory.

It is surprising that people required the 10 commandments to live by but don't do a very good job at living those basic principles and sometimes go backwards.

holly56
LOVELAND, CO

"Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
as to be hated needs but to be seen
yet seen too oft familiar with her face
we first endure, then pity, then embrace."

-Alexander Pope

I'm sorry, didn't proofread and it was incorrect version (with grammatical errors, I am a grammar fanatic, sorry!) so I'm reposting. :)

AreaReader
Suburbs, AZ

"associated Meyer's work with conservative sexual standards, particularly abstinence before marriage"

ROFL.

But somehow creepy-stalker obsessive and abusive relationships are socially and religiously appropriate entertainment?

snowman
Provo, UT

Did any of you even see this movie??? I don't think so. I saw the movie yesterday and I saw no sex scene.

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT

Viewers will also be surprised by this unnecessarily bad movie. Seriously, I question my marriage ever time my wife makes me go to these stupid movies. I thought she was smart when I married her, now i'm not too sure.....

1Observer
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Follow the money...it works in show business, business and politics.

IMAPatriot2
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

Is there ever a "necessary" sex scene? I think not.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

So because there is a sex scene people accuse the author of selling out? There really are some delusional people on these forums...

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

1Observer
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Follow the money...it works in show business, business and politics.

You forgot to add religion to your list.

SS
MiddleofNowhere, Utah

I don't think anyone should be judging Meyer because of what she puts in her movies because I bet 9 times out of 10 you watch them, or movies at the same level or worse than them.

What I'm concerned about is the films artistic value. I won't judge the books because I haven't been able to bring myself to read them, but this is my evaluation of the movies, after my wife has dragged me to all of the Twilight movies and now to The Host: Any film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's books is absolute junk and a waste of $20 dollars and two hours of my life. That's my final conclusion.

dustman
Nampa, ID

As opposed to the "necessary sex scenes" in other movies. What?

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

No-one is as obsessed with sex in this world as are the prudes.

That's the irony I've always found hilarious. Hollywood is supposedly "obsessed" with sex, yet the Puritans of the world are always the ones shrieking about it.

Even the headline here "Unnecessary sex scene . . " is silly. NO scene in a movie is "necessary." Everything is a directorial or editorial choice. A particular choice in a particular movie may or may not work for you as a viewer, but it was neither "necessary" nor "unnecessary."

In Mormondom, the King of All "Unnecessary" Sex Scenes" probably has to be the one in "Titanic." The prudes go bonkers about how that scene ruined the movie. I saw it as a perfectly logical and appropriate progression of the story and those characters.

"The Host"? I have no idea; I have no plans on seeing it. But the mere fact that sex is implied certainly is a silly reason to complain . . or to write an "article" about it.

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