Introducing the next FYBF Featured Flogger, yo!
I finally met Rachel in real life at the #NNB2012 drinkie poos and that was the clincher. I pleasantly discovered that she wasn’t all about the serious…especially when it involved a glass (or 3) of vino and some greasy chips…heh.
Guaranteed you’ll be snorting your favourite beverage out your nose as you read Rachel’s hilarious, yet insightful post.
Movies the whole family can’t enjoy
Remember when you were younger and you’d be watching telly with your mum or dad and a sex scene would come on? Everything would suddenly get very awkward in the loungeroom while nobody breathed and waited for it to end, preferably quietly.
A few years ago I discovered something even more awkward than watching sex scenes with your folks. Watching them with your folks and your kids.
I was on a mother-daughter-mother movie date with my 70-year-old mum and 10-year-old daughter. My daughter had been desperate to see Juno, the hot film of the moment. I’d had some reservations about it. It was rated M, and I worried that it glorified teen pregnancy. But her dad had seen it and said it would be fine. (I would later discover he’d slept through half the film.)
If you’ve seen Juno, I’m sure you can see where this is going.
- A 16-year-old girl drops her undies to climb on top of her teenage boyfriend to have sex with him.
- A close-up on boys’ crotches while contents of their baggy running shorts bounce around in slow-mo and the teen girl’s voiceover talks about “pork swords”
- A girl says that berry-flavoured condoms makes her boyfriend’s “junk smell like pie”.
You get the drift. It was mortifying. I couldn’t have been more uncomfortable if I’d been wearing a hair shirt while sitting on a bed of nails as water dripped onto my forehead.
I thought the film was great. I just wish I’d seen it on my own, or with a girlfriend, or my husband. I also wish I’d known about a couple of websites that have since become my bible when I need to judge the appropriateness of a movie for my children.
These websites detail everything in a film a parent might be concerned about for their children, under categories such as language, drugs, sex and violence. Reading these guides will completely ruin the film for you, but better that than ruining your kid’s innocence. Or worse, your mum’s.
For parent-friendly reviews of movies, check out:
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