Do you think kids movies should have less sexual innuendos or is it ok?

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  1. katherinethorell profile image78
    katherinethorellposted 8 years ago

    Do you think kids movies should have less sexual innuendos or is it ok?

    Do you think it's innapropriate for children's movies to have sexual jokes in them? Or is it ok because they're too young to understand? What do you think?

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  2. marek504 profile image64
    marek504posted 8 years ago

    I think movie studios know they can get away with some adult innuendos and references because the kids are too young to understand.  Someone has to bring the kids to the movies so they seem to add things for the adults.

  3. steffer profile image59
    stefferposted 8 years ago

    I think it's ok, as already stated they are to young to understand, and sometimes it adds some value to the cartoon or movie as well, what i mean to say by that is take the picture above, from the roger rabbit movie, if it was a not so sexy caracter, it wouldn't be the same, you know.

  4. Jeff Berndt profile image83
    Jeff Berndtposted 8 years ago

    Are you really using Who Framed Roger Rabbit as an example of a "kids' movie?"

    I think parents should take some freaking responsibility, and preview the movie before they let their kids watch it. That way they won't be surprised by any unexpected innuendo. But that would take effort. It's a lot easier to blame Hollywood than to take responsibility as a parent, so many parents take the blame Hollywood path.

    It's really very simple: if you don't think your kids should be watching it, don't let your kids watch it. You don't get to decide what my kids watch: that's my job, and my wife's. We make our own decisions about that, thanks.

  5. Nat Amaral profile image60
    Nat Amaralposted 8 years ago

    I don't think it's a coincidence that people, particularly teenagers, are getting sexually active or pregnant younger and younger every year just by coincidence.  It's more than likely that these kind of movies that these kind of jokes in children's movies do play a role in that part.

  6. brittanytodd profile image91
    brittanytoddposted 8 years ago

    I find this question interesting because I was recently shocked by the sexualization of Puss in Boots in this trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LVf1swl … ure=relmfu

    I think some sexual references are over the top and are not appropriate for children.  There are some very good sites that my family uses to see how many sexual references, swear words, etc. are in a movie before we allow my brother to watch something.

  7. heather92383 profile image82
    heather92383posted 8 years ago

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  8. Jonesy0311 profile image59
    Jonesy0311posted 8 years ago

    I think most studios do that so that the parents can have something to laugh at while the kids are watching the movie. That makes it a "family" film. However, sexuality has been in kids movies long before I was ever alive; usually in a subliminal way. For isntance, nearly every Disney movie has at least one sexual image hidden in it; if one is quick enough to freeze-fram it at the right time...the word "sex" spelled out in the stars in The Lion King, the preacher with an erection in The Little Mermaid," etc. etc etc. Perhaps parents should read movie reviews from other parents before taking their children. Or maybe, just maybe, they can try not to gasp in fright and tense up when their children ask something about sex.

  9. Stevennix2001 profile image88
    Stevennix2001posted 8 years ago

    I honestly don't have a strong opinion on this for one way over the other.  However, I do agree with Jeff Berndt that it's parents responsibility to maintain what their children watch on TV or in movies.  After all, movie studios only care about making money (whether they admit that openly or not), so it's not their job to raise other people's children. 

    Having said that though, you are aware there's even sexual references in TV show cartoons too right?  Hell, if you look at even some of the old TV shows that used to be on Saturday Mornings, there's a ton of subtle sexual innuendos in there if you look hard enough.  Remember the Animaniacs?  In their show, the animators even admitted they purposely put sexual undertones into the show that were so eerily subtle that parents never picked up on it.  In fact, the Nostalgia Critic actually did a top eleven of those subtle innuendos if you want to check it out here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePGlKqbs9d8

  10. vmartinezwilson profile image82
    vmartinezwilsonposted 8 years ago

    Brittneytood,

    I too was taken aback by some of the stuff in Puss In Boots like the "It wasn't over easy" part.  My face probably looked like that cat who said, "oooooh". 

    When that scene ended I looked at my daughter (who is 6) and she was just chomping on her popcorn oblivious.  A few days later I was flipping by old school Bugs Bunny cartoons and laughed like I never had before.  They were so dirty and I didn't even know it.

    When they made those cartoon shorts, they wanted to entertain the kids, but also please the adults who to had to take their kids to the movie theaters to watch the newsreels.  In short, it's always been there and will always be there.

    I agree with Jeff Berndt that parents can control what their kids what when they are younger and educate them to what is and what isn't appropriate as they get older and further from parent's control.

  11. katherinethorell profile image78
    katherinethorellposted 8 years ago

    I agree as well that's the parents job to monitor what their kids watch , but in general I lean a little both ways. They're good for entertaining the adults, but I was just curious what other people's thoughts were.

    Stevennix2001: Oh I'm well aware. I remember babysitting my little cousin and we were watching the Powerpuff girls. I kept doing the double take..."did they really just say that " face. Had to laugh at myself.

    On the flip when is it too much?

  12. Keith Matyi profile image61
    Keith Matyiposted 8 years ago

    its too late now, let it ride. You can't take back what you already did.

  13. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" was not intended to be a "kid's movie," so it's probably not the best film to use as an example. Just sayin'.

 
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