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Old 08-27-2018, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Did anyone see that Reese Witherspoon/Matthew Broderick movie, "Election"? Reese plays a high school student that has an affair with a teacher. The movie made it look like she seduced him and the teacher was the victim.
No, it really doesn't. I love that movie, so I've seen it many times... and he CLEARLY seduces her in the beginning (that creepy scene where he says something like "you're special - and sexy; not like the other girls."). She may have manipulated the other teacher, while the one she had an affair with only made himself seem like a "victim." It may have later played into her big plan, but I really don't think she initiated that on purpose.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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No, it really doesn't. I love that movie, so I've seen it many times... and he CLEARLY seduces her in the beginning (that creepy scene where he says something like "you're special - and sexy; not like the other girls."). She may have manipulated the other teacher, while the one she had an affair with only made himself seem like a "victim." It may have later played into her big plan, but I really don't think she initiated that on purpose.
The couple incidents in real life that I personally knew about, it was the underage females who seduced and initiated a relationship with adult men in an authority position. They used them until they got what they wanted. Looking back now, decades later, if these girls parents had known what kind of people their daughters were at this age, I really doubt they would have believed it.

I have a feeling this is what happens more so than the adult man seducing the underage female

Im not really sure I would have called this 'creepy' either, while they were underage, they were around 16-17, and did not look their ages, so its not like a 30 yr old man finding 10-12 yr old attractive (now that IS creepy), these girls looked every bit of early 20s.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:05 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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That's a little different, though, because it's not about someone trying to seduce or being seduced by a child but a story about a straight-up rapist serial killer of little girls.

Stanley Tucci said that at the end of a day's filming, he had to go home and take a shower and have a stiff drink to get the creepiness of the character out of him.
Pedophilia is an awful, disgusting practice. The topic said pedophilia, not child seduction. I think it's disgusting that directors and producers (unsurprisingly) try to portray child seduction as if it is a natural and wholesome thing. It is predatory and unacceptable is a decent society.

It's no wonder that Tucci was unsettled playing this character. James Mason should have felt similarly playing an older man corrupting a young girl. The difference is the girl is murdered in TLB. Children who are subjected to pedophilia and survive experience other deleterious consequences.
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