Although touched on briefly, violence in movies can have as devastating effect
as sexualization. Hence mass shootings. Boycott violent movies too!
2 bits - Cottonwood Heights, UT, I guess you didn't watch the
GOP awards show either? The one where the richest 1% gave the other richest 1%
trillions in tax breaks?
Only caught a few glimpses at the awards show while surfing. I don't watch
a bunch of 1%ers giving other 1%ers awards for making millions.I
immediately noticed a difference this year. The presenters on stage when I
tuned in were both dressed in black covering everything. Not the usual
explosions of color covering only the necessities like J-low's famous
outfit for her presentation (and many other exposing outfits for women on stage
presenting awards in the past).Then they panned the audience and it
seemed like everybody was dressed in black. Looked like a funeral.I
didn't see the red-carpet before the event. Usually there are stories for
weeks before the event about what key people are wearing, and who's
best-dressed, and worst-dressed, etc.I haven't heard anything
about how the women on the red-carpet were dressed this year. I guess the media
judging that part of the event is out of fashion now.I think
it's good hollywood and people in our media are becoming somewhat sensitive
to this now.They no longer show who's exposing themselves the
most on the red-carpet (a good thing).I think women need to help, by
not objectifying their own bodies on the red-carpet.
Adam Smith claimed all would be well if we just let the "free market" do
its thing. The marketing by Hollywood of its inferior and salacious product
demonstrates Adam Smith was wrong.
Let's be clear, sexuality is good in films, but actors can keep clothed to
do it. An example? In Double Indemnity Barbara Stanwyck was hot as a
firecracker with all her clothes on. Yes she was good looking, but she could
While I agree with the tone of the article, the fact is that Hollywood in't
forcing anything down your throat. Nobody forces you to go to movies, buy
DVD's or watch a TV show. If American's didn't soak it up, there
wouldn't be a financial incentive for Hollywood to produce what they do.
You want to know why we get the media offering that we do? Look in the mirror.
Majority rules. So if the majority wants filthy movies, then filthy movies will
continue. Almost everything on TV is filthy; even the Carl Jrs Burger
commercials are suggestive. I believe Hollywood represents our American Society
is now. Other countries look down on America as hypocritical now. Until America
changes, the filth will continue.
Movies would not be produced if there was not an audience. We need look no
further than at the image in the mirror to know who to blame. Movies have
ratings. Why are there almost no "G" rated movies? Isn't it
because those movies play to empty theaters? Sleeze sells. Reflect
on all of the wholesome TV series that you started to watch that turned into
sleeze after a seaon or two. The networks tell us that they had to "spice
up" the content to keep viewers. If that is the case, then, it is the
public that demands soft porn.Each of us has the same amount of time
each day. We can spend that time making ourselves and the world a better place,
or we can waste it by subjecting ourselves to debasing activities. The choice
is ours. Hollywood is only a vehicle to give us what we demand. It's easy
to blame others when we fail to police ourselves. It's just like the
"gun control" argument - take away the choice to behave because people
just aren't capable of self-control.If we didn't go, they
wouldn't build it.
Hollywood portrays base depravity as normal--even in PG-13 rated films now, and
every R rated film really had to earn it. Real people don't speak, act or
think like Hollywood films do. History will critique this generation of
film-makers very harshly.
and that of Washington...?
The solution is too obvious and many would rather have their senses teased or
aroused than quit going to movies. KSL even has a movie critic that describes
"raw language" as "mild language" and many reviews say something
to the effect of "There's a little nudity but if you can look past
that, it's a really great movie."Just do what I have done:
Quit patronizing the garbage Hollywood produces. I have seen enough
"art" and "reality" that I don't need to go to the movies
and pay handsomely to have it thrown at me. So just quit buying movie tickets,
as films are expensive to make and they need a return or they'd go
broke------can't happen soon enough!
Excellent article, but I would add the objectification of men as well. While it
may not seem as rampant, it is definitely there, and NEITHER one is okay.
The problem is most screenplays are so lightweight that skin is exploited to
Welcome to Babylon. The best way to stop this is stop patronizing any movie
that uses sex to sell.
Outstanding article. Kudos for seeing past the superficial and especially for
offering hope for change. The analogy to smoking was particularly powerful.Hollywood's values (that have been imposed not only on America but
the world) are consistent with those of sexual abuse victims who become abusers:
hypersexuality, rage, and the desire to deny the consequences of their actions,
e.g., to redefine what is "normal."The sooner the
entertainment/media cabal and their political allies accept that sexual abuse
and its consequences are a hazard to mental and emotional health, the sooner
society will start to heal.