Gen Z wants less sex in movies

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Trouble with a capital "T"
I read that, usually I don't read online articles but that was informative. Though I don't know what a 'sbut' is


The article says Gen Z wants less sex in movies because of problematic themes. Maybe it's more like film makers/money men thought pumping up the sex would raise profits but people are tired of fluff and want more care given to quality stories.



I read that, usually I don't read online articles but that was informative. Though I don't know what a 'sbut' is

The article says Gen Z wants less sex in movies because of problematic themes. Maybe it's more like film makers/money men thought pumping up the sex would raise profits but people are tired of fluff and want more care given to quality stories.
I agree. The banality of lust and explicit sex. And that's just the tip of the iceberg...



I propose the Toilet Test.



Should we see our hero on the toilet? Everybody poops? Are poop prudes? Yes, as a matter of fact, we are. If the moment of pooing is relevant to the story and it is tastefully handled, sure we can be in the crapper with our hero. However, gratuitous sex in the movies (especially in an age of free ubiquitous hardcore porn) is pointless. A sex scene should meet the same criteria that a crapper scene should meet. Why are we watching this? What is the point? Is this in bad taste?



Reminds me of a tumblr quote on something similar:


“We may have girlbossed too close to the Hays code”



Seriously how many films have nudity now...personally I don't buy the article and blame on Gen Z, I think it has more to do with "global markets".



Trouble with a capital "T"
I propose the Toilet Test....
That's been done for real, only it was a car windshield in a highly rated award winning black comedy film Wild Tales (2014). One reviewer put it this way:
The audience is treated to seeing two characters vomit on camera as well as one defecating on camera....with a close up shot of the man's anus so you could see it was real
I had the misfortune of seeing that movie, I had no idea that would be included. I don't think they even do that in XXX porn do they? Never mind I don't want to know



I always felt uncomfortable with sex scenes and they were in every movie when I was growing up. But I can see the actors need to act out these parts so that bad apples dont get the wrong idea. For actresses into making romances I think its sort of necessary for them. Seeing naked girls in an action movie seems sort of standard if you ask me. But its still kind of weird. Why watch other people make out? I think when you count it all up and sort it all out its really for the girls more than the guys.



They asked people as young as 10 years old. That's likely why the percentage is so abnormally high.
Well, 10 year olds cant get into a rated R movie alone, so obviously the data here is screwy.



Well, 10 year olds cant get into a rated R movie alone, so obviously the data here is screwy.
More importantly, most ten-year-olds probably find sex to be largely ‘eww’, so yeah, very skewed.



Is this the same Gen that wants old books rewritten with modern sensibilities in mind? I think we should mostly do the opposite of what they want.
I never cooperate with special requests, especially from strangers or indirect inquiries. Keep sex in the movies, whether you like it or not. If you listen to them you will fail.



You ready? You look ready.
Every generation is influenced by the one before it, so when you hear Gen Z calling Millennials cringe they are also talking about themselves. They just don’t realize it yet. They’ll grow out of it, I hope.



I propose the Toilet Test.
You clearly haven't seen Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead.
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It feels like people are responding to this without actually reading the study and its specifics.

The questions about sexual content in TV/movies were directed at 13-24 year olds. Many of them articulated that they found explicit sexual content uncomfortable when they are watching with their friends. And I get it. When I was a teenager, I wouldn't have wanted to consistently sit through sex scenes while watching TV or movies with my friends. Even now when shows put excessive sex or violence in their episodes, I'll sometimes just end up walking away.

They also expressed that they wanted to see more stories that were centered on friendship instead of romance. I also highly relate to this. Sex and romance are definitely part of life--including life as a teen/young adult---but they aren't the be-all and end-all.

Kids these days are absolutely surrounded by sex. Heck, I've had kids in my classroom trying to do simple searches on their devices getting hit with explicit imagery that managed to sneak around the filter. From conversations with my students, I know that it's incredibly common for children to have seen pornographic imagery/content by the time they are like 8 or 9 years old. Sometimes by accident. Sometimes because a kid with a phone can google whatever they want, and inevitably many of them do, just out of curiosity.

I think that especially after the pandemic, young people need more support in building and maintaining friendships and platonic relationships. It can be overwhelming when every relationship you see on TV or in movies inevitably arcs into sex or romance.

Overall I just find myself agreeing with a lot of what they say. A lot of them think that sex isn't needed for the plot of most TV shows. Agree. They think that they'd like to see romances portrayed more realistically. Agree. They'd like to see more stories that center on friendship or family relationships. Agree. They are tired of franchises and reboots. Agree. They want stories that are uplifting. Agree.



It feels like people are responding to this without actually reading the study and its specifics.

Wait, you actually expect people to read things? Past the headline, you say? Before they form their opinions?!?


What is this witchcraft you speak of?



It feels like people are responding to this without actually reading the study and its specifics.

The questions about sexual content in TV/movies were directed at 13-24 year olds.
Right, and that's a lot of content. Heck, even material which is not ostensibly marketed to kids is marketed to kids. Consider those G-rated toys which only make sense if you've seen the R-rated movie.