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Old 10-30-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Ok, well, yeah. When compared to some nations, the general U.S. mentality is considered somewhat prudish and conservative when it comes to topics of sex (even in a humorous way).

Now granted, we're talking about Salt Lake City (so far) in this article, but am I the only U.S. citizen that thinks it's odd for places to ban a racy comedic movie like this, but allow "Saw V" to be shown? Or for that matter, to ban TV shows with mild nudity, yet have video games at the local Wal-mart where you earn extra points for stealing cars and running over pedestrians?

eeek.

Article: 'Zack and Miri' Banned in Utah
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I completely agree, it is crazy.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:50 PM
 
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Ok, well, yeah. When compared to some nations, the general U.S. mentality is considered somewhat prudish and conservative when it comes to topics of sex (even in a humorous way).

Now granted, we're talking about Salt Lake City (so far) in this article, but am I the only U.S. citizen that thinks it's odd for places to ban a racy comedic movie like this, but allow "Saw V" to be shown? Or for that matter, to ban TV shows with mild nudity, yet have video games at the local Wal-mart where you earn extra points for stealing cars and running over pedestrians?

eeek.

Article: 'Zack and Miri' Banned in Utah

Has anyone seen Zack and Miri?
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:53 PM
 
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Hi, pathetic much?

I wish more stuff made sense, like this!

</sarcasm>
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:39 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Hey, you're discriminating against religion!!! Wahhhhhhh!!!!!!!
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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Heck, I don't understand. I will not, under any circumstances, allow my children to see a slasher movie of any description. Now, I don't want my 13-year-old daughter watching somebody huffing and puffing on the big screen either. But if I had to choose between glorifying sex and glorifying violence, sex wins hands down.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:02 AM
 
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Why are you guys picking on Utah? For one thing, it's just one theater chain that's not showing the movie. It's not the Utah state legislature that's banning it, it's a business owner making a business decision. Other movie theater chains in Utah will show the movie as they did when the same chain refused to show Brokeback Mountain.

Besides (from the same article):

"As Philadelphia deputy mayor Rina Cutler said in a phone interview with The Wall Street Journal, 'If they want to call the movie 'Zack and Miri,' that's fine, but Zack and Miri cannot make a porno on my bus shelters.'"
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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No, Greg, you are far from alone in your feelings.
Remember the late, great George Carlin's routine about substituting the word 'f**k' for the word 'kill' in the English language? Hilarious...and summed up the issue very nicely.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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Ok, well, yeah. When compared to some nations, the general U.S. mentality is considered somewhat prudish and conservative when it comes to topics of sex (even in a humorous way).

Now granted, we're talking about Salt Lake City (so far) in this article, but am I the only U.S. citizen that thinks it's odd for places to ban a racy comedic movie like this, but allow "Saw V" to be shown? Or for that matter, to ban TV shows with mild nudity, yet have video games at the local Wal-mart where you earn extra points for stealing cars and running over pedestrians?

eeek.

Article: 'Zack and Miri' Banned in Utah
I would agree. I'm in Europe quite a bit, and from talking to random people they always chuckle that we're so freaked out about seeing a naked body. To them it's just a body, everyone knows what's going on under there - it's not like it magical or anything.

I think we worry too much about things because of our extemely religious past that we haven't put on the back burner like Europe in a society-wide sense. To them religion is more of a personal thing, like it should be. We're still under the impression that it should be blasted out to the entire population to follow.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I would agree. I'm in Europe quite a bit, and from talking to random people they always chuckle that we're so freaked out about seeing a naked body. To them it's just a body, everyone knows what's going on under there - it's not like it magical or anything.

I think we worry too much about things because of our extemely religious past that we haven't put on the back burner like Europe in a society-wide sense. To them religion is more of a personal thing, like it should be. We're still under the impression that it should be blasted out to the entire population to follow.
I love what the author Susie Bright had to say on this subject: "It never ceases to astonish me how the sexual mores of this country continue to be informed by a group of pilgrims stepping onto a rock 400 years ago."
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