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Sex, movies and the desperate attempt to shock audiences. (Hint: itís not working.)
Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | Ann Hornaday

Posted on 04/08/2014 7:39:07 AM PDT by C19fan

Is it just global warming, or has it gotten a tad steamy in the multiplex lately?

No sooner had viewers taken in the long, graphic lesbian sex scenes in the French coming-of-age drama “Blue Is the Warmest Color” last year than they were treated to “Stranger by the Lake,” a homoerotic thriller (also French) set in a gay cruising site, at which men could be seen pleasuring each other and themselves with unsettling, frankness.

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The challenge today is that, rather than being relegated to disreputable theaters or scruffy back sections of video stores, porn is on the home entertainment centers and portable devices of discerning connoisseurs everywhere. How do you shock mainstream audiences who can now have their most florid sexual fantasies acted out 24/7, at the click of a mouse? And how can audiences be anything but bored or faintly amused by efforts that increasingly look like the bids for attention of a petulant arrested adolescent?

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TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: artporn; avant; culturewar; explicitsex; hollyweirdvalues; homosexualagenda; movies; porn; pornification; pornificatoin; pornochic; sex
Modernists have been trying to shock the bourgeois, especially, using sex, for the past 150 years. So why should people be surprised that the shock factor has all but disappeared from the efforts of these modern day Baudelaire wanna be's.
1 posted on 04/08/2014 7:39:07 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

We have a depraved culture.


2 posted on 04/08/2014 7:40:54 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: C19fan

Depraved. Symptoms of the decaying culture.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 7:43:08 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: C19fan
They are not trying to shock the audience, they are pushing the queer agenda.

Oh look, queer sex is enjoyable too. Perhaps you might like to try it also.

4 posted on 04/08/2014 7:46:30 AM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Viennacon

It will not be long before we start seeing things like fights to the death, and other similar types of “entertainment.” You are right, we are a decaying culture, and decay rarely reverses itself. Forget about “never again”. In the future, that which should be “never again” will not only happen, but will also probably be a pay-per-view event.


5 posted on 04/08/2014 7:50:14 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: frogjerk

"No, no...don't thank me yet..."
6 posted on 04/08/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: jjsheridan5

I think we’ll see a polarization eventually. A majority of people engaging in sick, licentious behavior and events (think Videodrome meets Thunderdome) mainly in the cities and liberal bastions, and a minority will totally reject it, insulate pocket communities in a similar way to the Amish and shun all outside influences.


7 posted on 04/08/2014 7:53:47 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: jjsheridan5

MMA is only two steps away from that.


8 posted on 04/08/2014 7:54:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Started long before Bill Clinton.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 7:55:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jjsheridan5

"Who loves you...and who do you LOVE?!?"

10 posted on 04/08/2014 7:56:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Hubby and I are watching the premiere of Season 4 of Game of Thrones and there is a sex-scene. Hubby points out that this was not in the book; and, honestly, it just stops the story in it’s tracks and I am bored waiting for them to get back to the story.


11 posted on 04/08/2014 8:00:25 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: BenLurkin

There are less serious injuries in MMA then there are in football and even soccer. At least MMA is teaching people to fight.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 8:00:29 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

I’m sure you are correct.
Kinetic energy is proportional to the square of the speed.
Given the rink size, the speeds are lower, so less energy and less injury.


13 posted on 04/08/2014 8:04:14 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: C19fan

One of William Shakespeare’s first poems was “Venus and Adonis” now known to be his most graphic depiction of sexual excitement. His cousin, Robert Southwell, wrote to him and warned him of writing poems that only concentrated on the baser instincts. He encouraged Shakespeare to write things which lift the soul. When the many playwrights around him were writing what was essentially soft core porn, Shakespeare transcended them all by lifting the soul and becoming the standard by which all good plays are judged.


14 posted on 04/08/2014 8:10:07 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: C19fan

Dunno how they’re going to shock us when, for the most part, we won’t even go see their crap.


15 posted on 04/08/2014 8:52:34 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: LibertarianLiz
I had the same reaction. I rolled my eyes and said oh please, not this crap. Just get on with the story. There is so much that has to be cut, but they make room for this nonsense.

I loved the look on Arya's face at the end when she got her own horse.

16 posted on 04/08/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: dfwgator
Clinton ramped it up in a major way.

The leaders of a country a serial sex offender, saying it's OK to lie about sex and that blow jobs aren't sex?

A leader leads. He can lead into righteousness or degradation. Clinton did the latter.

17 posted on 04/08/2014 11:38:55 AM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: frogjerk

You’re 100% correct. Good is bad and bad is good.

I watched ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ a few weeks ago and the numerous sex scenes were just short of being pornographic. It got very boring very fast. The scenes involving Quaaludes were quite funny though.

I fell asleep halfway through. Three hours is too damn long.


18 posted on 04/09/2014 7:56:41 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (What Would Sgt. Saunders Do?)
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