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Hollywood vs. porn: any difference?

November 7, 2013

 

KERSHAW

KERSHAW

KELSEY KERSHAW
Managing Editor

 

Hollywood has gone porny.

 

According to a Fox News article, this fall’s debut films have not been much different than those of the adult entertainment industry.

 

Hollywood films have gotten racier including longer sex scenes and less clothing.

 

This fall’s films have included everything from statutory rape and sex addiction to incest.

 

It is not the scenes that make the films porn-like; it is the lack of a story line. All of the movies are empty, very much like porns.

 

What is Hollywood’s sudden interest in this genre? Money.

Society has become desensitized, and people’s values as a whole are degrading each day.

 

Patrick Wanis, a human behavior expert, said the sexually explicit content is everywhere and Hollywood is making a smart business venture by cashing it in.

 

Today’s culture is shifting due to the presence of porn and sex pretty much everywhere T.V., movies, music, books, advertisements it is inescapable.

 

Girls under the age of 13 are wearing stilettos with miniskirts and costume makeup.

 

When I was 13, my mom would not even let me wear makeup, and I did not know what stilettos were.

 

What is happening to society?

 

We used to enjoy songs such as “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait which symbolized a couple who fell in love.

 

Now we have rap songs like “Gonorrhea” by Lil’ Wayne that showcase all the degradation of values in our world.

 

In a Fox News article, there were nine movie titles from this fall’s film season that are more pornlike than filmlike.

 

Then the most recent book phenomena “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James is currently in the process of being produced on screen, and it has been deemed erotic and not exactly age appropriate for adolescent audiences.

 

The line between porn and Hollywood has become sufficiently blurred by today’s cultural shift.

 

Values seem to be in disorder.

 

It is ironic how values begin taking a downward spiral during a time of political upheaval and hit rock bottom amidst a government shutdown.

 

Or could it be that the degradation of values is influencing our country’s legislative leaders, therefore, affecting governmental decisions?

 

Regardless of how one views it, it is a problem. A rapidly growing one.

 

We can only hope something will change before these pornlike, sometimes cynical, storylines become real life.

 

Kelsy Kershaw is a junior journalism and MCS major from Jennings who serves as managing editor for The Tech Talk. Email comments to kjk016@latech.edu.

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