Can Hollywood really believe that the biggest problem facing high school students is too much stigma around premarital sex? Well that’s what you’d have to think if you watched the trailer for the upcoming movie “Easy A.”
A new and supposedly comedic take on “The Scarlet Letter” is coming to a theater near you that looks neither funny or to have understood Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel it’s based on.
Here’s what I can glean from the trailer. A high school girl (Emma Stone- who was great in Zombieland) pretends to have sex with a male student so as to convince the school he’s not gay. Because she pretends to have sex a bunch of Christianish girls ridicule her mercilessly for being “easy.”
OK, is that really the problem in high schools today? Too much judgementalism concerning sex? Could you imagine how quickly someone would likely be suspended for even saying anything derogatory about a gay student in most high schools across America? And is there really a horrible stigma that I haven’t heard about associated with premarital sex in high schools. Come on. Give me a break.
I ask you, in any real high school who would more likely be scorned, the girl who set the record for putting the condom on a piece of fruit in Health class or the girl who purposefully stayed at home the day where the part time massage therapist held an assembly for fourth graders?
Anyone normal knows the answer to that question. Unfortunately Hollywood isn’t normal. Because seemingly, according to this movie, the biggest problem affecting high schoolers is Christianity which scares a young man into the closet and outcasts a girl for premarital sex. What year does Hollywood think it is? 1610?
I attached the trailer just so you know I’m not making this stuff up. It’s pretty crude so don’t watch it if you don’t want to.