posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:35 PM
reply to post by decepticonLaura
Considering how long ago the first Harry Potter book was published and knowing what a following the author has, I'm sure that there are older
children/young adults following the story and character as it progresses. I'm hard pressed to believe that a 22 year old is suddenly interested in
the story though. If they've been following it since the first book's publication, this I can believe. If I had kids or watched other people's
children, I probably would've seen one of the movies by now.
Considering the ages of the actors when it first appeared on the big screen, I'm guessing that it was for 8 to 15 year olds. As the characters aged,
sure the audience would, too. Knowing that the movie is rated PG-13, I would hope that none of the scenes were too sexual. It's just not necessary. I
remember seeing Dirty Dancing when I was about 11, but from what everyone's describing, this scene tops any of the ones in this movie.
I guess what I'm saying is that I would be uncomfortable watching this scene with my 13 to 14 year old as it is described in the Op.
Would the movie have been just as entertaining and thought provoking without the scene in question? Probably. Could the producer have cut the
eroticism down a notch? Quite possibly.
All I'm saying is that writers and producers of children's entertainment seem to be pushing the envelope further and further. Is this necessary? Do
they have an agenda?
I'm really just trying to make sense of it all. That's all we can really do because I don't feel that it's going to become less sexual in the
future. If anything, it's going to get a bit more so and we're going to have to be more cautious about what we feel is appropriate and not just
shrug it off as a "coming of age" thing.
Kids need to mature at their own pace and I just think that Hollywood is pushing kids to grow up more quickly than they should be. Twenty years ago, a
late bloomer was 17, maybe 18. It seems that now a late bloomer would be considered to be 14 or 15.
(When I say "late bloomer", I'm meaning those who are experiencing love/angst at a later age than their peers.)