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New rating Needed for Movie Content
Vanity | 2-18-2012 | lwoodham

Posted on 02/18/2012 7:51:38 PM PST by lwoodham

I watched a movie last night on Netflix called "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" that started out as a decent movie.

After I had gotten interested the movie and around the 30 minute mark, the 2 main male characters suddenly embrace and start kissing. At first I was revolted and then the revulsion changed to anger. There was nothing in the Netflix description to indicate that this was about gays. I personally believe homosexual activity is wrong and sinful. I remember the first time I ever heard of someone being homosexual and i knew right then and there in my heart that it was wrong.

I do realize that other peoples views differ and I respect that, but I have a right, I think, to live my life without having someone else's views and ideals being forced upon me. My concern is that children in some homes are allowed to pick and choose movies from Netflix and other places. As children, they are vulnerable and susceptible, and are like hungry sponges seeking new ideas and information. Do children have the life's experiences to make logical decisions on what is right and wrong? I'm sure some do, but I am also sure that not all do. I fear for our future.

It's my opinion that movies should have a rating such as "H" is they contain homosexual content. I am totally offended that I wasn't warned in any way about this and I now have a distrust for Netflix. Not one word in the description of the movie gave me any clue. /rant off


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1 posted on 02/18/2012 7:51:40 PM PST by lwoodham
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To: lwoodham

What was the MPAA rating?


2 posted on 02/18/2012 7:55:09 PM PST by U-238
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To: lwoodham

We started watching that last Saturday. I got bored and went to bed. I knew the girl would escape. My wife filled me in on the love triangle thingy in the morning. Glad I went to bed instead.


3 posted on 02/18/2012 7:56:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: lwoodham
Warning: This movie is rated PG PC.
4 posted on 02/18/2012 7:56:43 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: lwoodham

I too have Netflix.

This movie is rated R and has a Common Sense rating of Iffy for 17+

The very first review says, “there is some (hetero and homo) sexual content, and there is a healthy dose of (male and female) nudity.”

Sounds to me like you didn’t take the time to read the information that was provided. I don’t like watching dudes swap spit either but I take some personal responsibility when it comes to selecting what I watch.


5 posted on 02/18/2012 7:56:54 PM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: lwoodham

queers and islam must have the same pr people.


6 posted on 02/18/2012 7:57:26 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: lwoodham

It is an R rated movie. Worry about your own kids. I will worry about mine.

And try some research before you watch something next time:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1379177/parentalguide#certification


7 posted on 02/18/2012 7:58:43 PM PST by The Free Engineer
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To: lwoodham

Actually no rating system is needed. It’s an antiquated system left over from a time when all we knew about a movie was what they put on the poster. In the modern age you can find out anything you want to know about a movie without even looking at the rating. Had you paid attention to the information on Netflix about the movie you would have noticed that the first entry under the genre heading was “gay and lesbian movies”. And there are parental controls on Netflix, you can block Rs.


8 posted on 02/18/2012 8:00:04 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: lwoodham

Yeah, I saw this movie too on encore. there was no indication in the description of this crapola being in the movie.


9 posted on 02/18/2012 8:01:06 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: lwoodham

That is how I felt when I saw the movie, Song Catcher. It begins as a really interesting story about this woman who is collecting old folk songs from the mountains and has a romance with Aidan Quinn. The music was great, and then all of a sudden during a picnic on a hot summer day, this woman’s sensitive sister and another female schoolteacher start making out under a tree. I nearly vomited. It ruined the movie for me, and I have never watched it again. It totally was out of place and unnecessary. I also resented the film portraying the preacher and most of his congregation as evil “Deliverance” type figures.


10 posted on 02/18/2012 8:02:32 PM PST by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: lwoodham

Check IMDb about the film and the ratings.


11 posted on 02/18/2012 8:02:46 PM PST by U-238
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To: lwoodham

To be fair to Netflix, it does have the gay/lesbian genre tagged under the movie and a small mention of two men partners, but yes they could have added something more visible.


12 posted on 02/18/2012 8:02:48 PM PST by silly.kerry.trix.are.for.kids
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To: lwoodham
I liked the movie. My wife and I didn't see the fag part coming and we also didn't think the broad would make it out alive. It is a fairly good movie which is why no one knows about it. The British have a better way of making movies and TV shows. If you haven't seen the new British version of Sherlock Holmes from the BBC on Netflix streaming yet. watch it. It is very good update of an old classic.


13 posted on 02/18/2012 8:04:42 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: lwoodham

I remember running across this issue back around 2000 with a movie called “The Love Letter.” Hijinks as a result of various people reading the letter and misunderstanding who it is from.

Eventually turned out it was from the mother of a main character to a female lover.

I have no great objection to people making movies about lesbian love. But I do object to paying to see such a movie without being aware of what I’m getting into.


14 posted on 02/18/2012 8:05:31 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: U-238
"What was the MPAA rating?"

it's "R" rated.

15 posted on 02/18/2012 8:05:46 PM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: lwoodham

Heck, I think if I had kids at home I wouldn’t even let them watch tv. Several of the shows I watch have unmarried women who are having babies and no one blinks an eye. It’s not shown as something to be overly concerned about, simply just as something that is normal. That would certainly not be something I wanted my children to watch, but of course it probably is something they would be exposed to in their daily life. I’m glad my kids are grown now, I don’t know what I would do anymore. Things have changed amazingly fast.


16 posted on 02/18/2012 8:05:46 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: lwoodham

Again, it was mentioned check out IMDb online about the film


17 posted on 02/18/2012 8:07:02 PM PST by U-238
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To: lwoodham

You will never ever get what you want. They are trying to make homosexuality mainstream and so you will find it in every movie, with never a warning of any kind.

That said, I thought it was an excellent movie and at least the homosexuality was not gratuitous and it was just the one kiss, no male nudity. A LOT of female nudity.

Anyway, little good that does you. They would no sooner have a rating for gay content than one for “green” content. You will never see a rating for homosexuality even though many of us are offended by it.

If it disturbs you that deeply you may just want to research every movie you plan to see and just google the title with “gay” or “homosexual” and see what pops up. You are stuck protecting yourself from exposure as Hollywood wants to cram this down are throats, as do the schools and the government.


19 posted on 02/18/2012 8:11:08 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Priority 1: REPEAL OBAMACARE)
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To: lwoodham
It's my opinion that movies should have a rating such as "H" is they contain homosexual content.

I suggest Q for queer.

I've found it a good idea to scan the renter's reviews. There I found this:

Granted, that was on the second page of reviews. Most of the reviews I scanned raved about what a great movie this is.

This movie is rated R for, "Violent content, pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity."

20 posted on 02/18/2012 8:17:18 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: TSgt
"Sounds to me like you didn’t take the time to read the information that was provided. I don’t like watching dudes swap spit either but I take some personal responsibility when it comes to selecting what I watch."

You are right. I didn't read anything except the description:

Thinking they've cooked up the perfect crime, Vic (Eddie Marsan) and Danny (Martin Compston) abduct young heiress Alice Creed (Gemma Arterton), only to find their surefire plan unraveling as they attempt to negotiate a tidy ransom in director J Blakeson's twisty thriller. As the steely Alice lies tethered to a bed, an escalating battle of wills -- and wits -- ensues when setbacks shift the balance of power.

Genres: Gay & Lesbian Movies, Thrillers, British Movies, Crime Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, British Thrillers

This movie is: Gritty, Suspenseful Availability: Starz Play Streaming

I see now that in genre it's listed as gay lesbian. It's not Netflix's fault, but my own. Up to this point I had never encountered anything like this so I really didn't know that the description given was not enough to know what the movie contained. I am enlightened.

21 posted on 02/18/2012 8:17:33 PM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

Quote; “How about we force gays to wear rainbow stars so you can avoid them in your daily activities?”

Sounds good to me.


22 posted on 02/18/2012 8:17:52 PM PST by Romans Nine
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To: TSgt; lwoodham

I pulled up the Netflix title page, as I just finished watching something else.

At the bottom of the title page, just below the length / date / R rating is: GAY & LESBIAN MOVIES - THRILLERS

It would seem that adding an H rating would be repetitious.


23 posted on 02/18/2012 8:18:46 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: lwoodham

I hate fag movies so i can understand where you are coming from. There is a reason why they don’t sell that much because it caters to a very small percentage of the population.

I still remembered Stargate U on cable and two of the supporting actors suddenly turned fudgepacker and kissed each other. That was the part I went to the fridge for beer and my fratmates were mad when i got back.


24 posted on 02/18/2012 8:21:03 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: lwoodham

It’s called “Culture Jamming.” They throw it in your face from so many directions in so many ways and it’s supposed to numb/dumb you down so you’re soon chanting “They’re Here, They’re Kweer; We’re Down With It!” in an ecstatic march chanting with other drones marching Market Street-style pride, beneath a rainbow and a dove, finally living in utopian peace hand-in-hand with all life forms as one united harmonic convergence, a true celebration shared by comrades of every stripe, including but not limited to those comrades who are more equal than other comrades.


25 posted on 02/18/2012 8:21:57 PM PST by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Exactly, Freedom... Even if the government itself wasn’t trying to shove it down everybody’s throats (no pun intended), Hollywood, the Media and the Arts in general, WOULD continue to push it. It is in their genes, (and in their jeans).


26 posted on 02/18/2012 8:24:27 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Romans Nine
Quote; “How about we force gays to wear rainbow stars so you can avoid them in your daily activities?”

Sounds good to me.

Not even remotely funny - OR defensible. Grow up.


27 posted on 02/18/2012 8:26:02 PM PST by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: TomGuy
"At the bottom of the title page, just below the length / date / R rating is: GAY & LESBIAN MOVIES - THRILLERS"

Yep, I see it now. I honestly don't care what someone else does as long as they don't flaunt it in my face. I do know that homosexuality is wrong for me. I will definitely be more thorough in researching movies from now on. I hope I didn't stir up a hornets nest, but It did piss me off because I thought I had no warning. All my fault though.

28 posted on 02/18/2012 8:27:27 PM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I really like the quality of a lot of British TV.

Downloaded and watched a mini-series just last night called “Boy Meets Girl”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225790/

It was very good.

I like the Sherlock Holmes tales and have not yet started on the new 2010 British series... I want them all in bluray quality before I start in on them :-)


29 posted on 02/18/2012 8:31:23 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: MonicaG
It’s called “Culture Jamming.” They throw it in your face from so many directions in so many ways

I noticed after the first lesbian kiss on TV several years ago, that it became almost obligatory that every TV program -- drama or comedy -- eventually have the obligatory lesbian kiss.

I noticed a similar trend with interracial relationships. It seems obligatory that TV programs have at least one interracial couple.

One Hollow-wood gets stuck on something, they run it into the ground.
30 posted on 02/18/2012 8:37:43 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Romans Nine; abercrombie_guy_38; Talisker
>> “How about we force gays to wear rainbow stars so you can avoid them in your daily activities?”

> Sounds good to me.

Umm, Romans, looks to me like abercrombie_guy_38 forgot his "/sarcasm" tag, and you bit right into the bait.

His comment was edgy but ironic; yours was over the line, not funny IMO. I hope for your sake that you forgot your "/sarcasm" tag too, else you really ought to read up on what Talisker pictured in #27. It's not appropriate to joke about, without some sign that you're joking.

31 posted on 02/18/2012 8:41:15 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Bobalu
The wife and I grew up on Faulty Towers, Monty Python and Are You Being Served. We have the same dry sense of humor. For some reason, British stuff amuses us. My wife went to collage in the UK so that is her excuse. I don't know mine.


32 posted on 02/18/2012 8:42:05 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: lwoodham

Doped and Deranged.


33 posted on 02/18/2012 8:45:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TomGuy
"I noticed after the first lesbian kiss on TV several years ago, that it became almost obligatory that every TV program -- drama or comedy -- eventually have the obligatory lesbian kiss."

ack...I haven't watched TV in over 4 years except an occasional football game when Bama is on, and a few American Idol broadcasts. I stick with the internet for all news and entertainment. I had no idea that this stuff had migrated to TV, but I should have known. /shakes head

34 posted on 02/18/2012 8:47:06 PM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38
> How about we force gays to wear rainbow stars so you can avoid them in your daily activities?

No need, our military has invented "GAYDAR":

And if you can't get hold of one and need a quick self-check:


35 posted on 02/18/2012 8:49:02 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: lwoodham

I always go to IMDB and look at the parental guide before watching any of these movies. If you know crap like this is going to be in the movie you can avoid a lot of frustration and anger.

The IMDB parental guides sum up all the potentially lurid scenes and often tell you exactly how many “F” words you will have to endure.


36 posted on 02/18/2012 8:56:31 PM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Lazlo in PA
I adore Fawlty Towers, it does make me nervous though...it's so frantic most of the time :-)


37 posted on 02/18/2012 8:57:52 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: lwoodham

MH - male homosexual content
FH - female homosexual content


38 posted on 02/18/2012 9:04:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: lwoodham

I’d be satisfied with one rating which told me which movies are homosexual propaganda.

So I could actually watch other movies again.

As it is, odds are a movie will be carp. So I don’t bother.


39 posted on 02/18/2012 9:09:07 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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> MH - male homosexual content
> FH - female homosexual content

Actually that's not a bad idea. A lot of straight guys like watching girl-on-girl action.

Assuming it's action. A lot of female homosexual movies do nothing but "talk about the relationship". We get enough of that at home, thanks.

40 posted on 02/18/2012 9:11:02 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: lwoodham

Sitcoms - every joke is sex related and half have two straight men making eyes at each other all in good fun don’t you know.

The women all have sex with as many men, and or women, as they can get their hands on and make bathroom/sex jokes on all topics, ick.

Don’t ever watch - it’ll hurt your feelings and make you sad.


41 posted on 02/18/2012 9:11:11 PM PST by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Dang.

I posted #39 without reading any of these.

I think we achieved a quorum on this suggestion.

Wow.


42 posted on 02/18/2012 9:12:01 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Bobalu

We break into tears when Basil beats the Mini with a branch. It is hysterical.


43 posted on 02/18/2012 9:12:35 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: lwoodham

I check the imdb.com parental warnings before I watch any movie, I would suggest you do the same.


44 posted on 02/18/2012 9:12:42 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: lwoodham

Sex & Nudity
BBFC rating is 18 for Contains very Strong Language, Strong Sex, Violence, and Threat

Quite near the start - just after Alice is kidnapped, she is stripped naked. Her ankles are tied to the bed and her wrists handcuffed to the bed and she is also gagged. You see bare breasts. Photographs are taken of her by the kidnappers and then they put clothing on her.

Later on you see one of the men at the computer looking at the pictures taken. It is intimated that he is aroused and subsequently goes to the bedroom and again, intimated that he is aroused.

You see them hold a bed pan to her for her to go to the loo. At one point she needs a “number 2”, he gives her a bucket - she pulls down her trousers to use. No nudity here.

Later on - one of men kisses Alice consentually. Her top is removed and you see breasts. She kisses down the body of the man and then takes his trousers off and handcuffs him to the bed. Turns into a fight and throughout you see breasts. Also at one point - the man is able to stand and you see his penis.

The 2 main men share a passionate kiss.

There is talk throughout about making love - between the 2 men and between one man and Alice. — IMDb Parents Guide: The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

Here is the parents guide, pretty inclusive. Use it


45 posted on 02/18/2012 9:17:22 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: lwoodham

Crap like this is the reason I gave up entirely on all modern programming. I just stick to old-time movies and shows, as they represent an America and a culture I can respect and hold pride in. I can’t maintain any of that when I view current fare. Quite the opposite.


46 posted on 02/18/2012 9:23:57 PM PST by greene66
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To: lwoodham

There is site called “Kids in Mind” (sorry, on my phone and don’t have the link handy) that will detail everything that might be objectionable about a movie. If I remember right, down to a count of various curse words. (I wonder who gets THAT job?)

A different rating system would have been handy when I barely caught my Mom in time to stop her from buying a ticket for Brokeback Mountain... “I haven’t seen a good western in awhile!”, she said.


47 posted on 02/18/2012 9:34:06 PM PST by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: TomGuy

I don’t watch tv & grew up without it, but I’ve read about culture jamming and every now and then I catch some TV at a friends’ house (like the SuperBowl) and I see the idea totally in effect. They grow more blatant & shameless.


48 posted on 02/18/2012 9:35:58 PM PST by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: lwoodham
You are right. I didn't read anything except the description:

Thinking they've cooked up the perfect crime, Vic (Eddie Marsan) and Danny (Martin Compston) abduct young heiress Alice Creed (Gemma Arterton), only to find their surefire plan unraveling as they attempt to negotiate a tidy ransom in director J Blakeson's twisty thriller. As the steely Alice lies tethered to a bed, an escalating battle of wills -- and wits -- ensues when setbacks shift the balance of power.

This movie is: Gritty, Suspenseful

I'm *intrigued* (for lack of a better term) that you chose the movie knowing it was gritty, suspenseful, violent, had a lot of nudity, and a kidnapped woman tied to a bed by two men, but it's the two guys kissing that really bothered you.

On that list, there's a lot that bothers me 'more'.

Just sayin...

49 posted on 02/18/2012 9:50:37 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: lwoodham
Followup, to clarify and punctuate...

I personally believe homosexual activity is wrong and sinful. I remember the first time I ever heard of someone being homosexual and i knew right then and there in my heart that it was wrong.

Read the description you say you did read again. My summary, it's violent film about two men kidnapping a woman and tying her to a bed.

You speak of sensitivity to your sense of right and wrong... But you didn't rent On Golden Pond here, with what you already knew. Lots stands out to me as people doing 'wrong'. Violent, sinful, wrong. I think from the description, with the warning about nudity, there was a fair expectation, had these men been 'normal', they might have raped her.

None of these sins stuck out as things you didn't want to expose yourself and hapless children to? Nothing potentially upsetting or harmful about the rest of it?

People are nothing, if not funny :~)

50 posted on 02/18/2012 10:09:36 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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