I know I’m going to sound like that guy that spits in the Twisted Sister video “We’re Not going to Take It” but I’m really feeling like MTV has just gone too far. I tuned in for about an hour of the MTV Movie Awards last weekend and couldn’t get over the ridiculous amount of cursing and very graphic sexual references.
I know Madonna was pushing the envelope in the 1980s squirming around on the floor in her underwear but this year’s movie awards came off as adult programming, not a show for 16-year-olds wanting to see Bella and Edward from “Twilight” kiss. (I couldn’t get the stupid videos to load properly so you’ll have to click the links to see Christina Aguilera’s performance where her back up dancers fondle her and her vaginal region lights up in a heart shape at the end. Also watch one of the stars of “Twilight” curse a blue streak accepting his award.”
I was thrilled when Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of the MTV Movie Awards agreed with me that there was a ridiculous amount of cursing and way too much graphic sex references.
EW broke it down by the numbers:
50 times a curse word was bleeped
12 times MTV missed the bleep
16 number of pelvic thrusts
12 number of simulated sex acts
Another example that I think is just simply over the line is a new show called “The Hard Times of RJ Berger.” It is basically a show all about a teenager with a giant – well you know. It’s unbelievably sexual and very adult. Essentially a younger version of HBO’s “Hung.” And even though when I saw it the show was on at midnight it just seems way too raunchy for a teenager. (Maybe OK for college students.)
I just walked upstairs to get the EW to quote from and MTV happened to be on. The show was “True Life: I’m in the Adult Sex Industry” and the guy was explaining how he was a straight guy doing gay porn because he made more money that way. That seems appropriate for a 16-year-old.
So have I completely crossed over to Old Ladiesville or has MTV crossed a line with content that is just not appropriate for teenagers anymore? Are they aiming more for college students? But you know high school (and younger) are watching it!