Monday, April 03, 2006

Paul Verhoeven Out of Touch with Reality?

It turns out that sex is banned in America, Paul Verhoeven says so:
"Anything that is erotic has been banned in the United States," said the Dutch native. "Look at the people at the top (of the government). We are living under a government that is constantly hammering out Christian values. And Christianity and sex have never been good friends."
And it's the fault of all us repressed Christians. He may be right. My wife and I went to a Christian marriage retreat a couple weeks ago and learned that the Bible has four rules about this:

1. Once a month MAX.
2. ONLY the missionary position is allowed.
3. Five minutes MAX.
4. You must NOT enjoy it.

What a dope. It must not have occured to Verhoeven that most of us are BORED with Hollywood sex. We're so inundated with it that it's gotten old. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are, *yawn*, past it. And anyone still interested can get it free on the Internet, in ever increasing stimulating ways. If you want people to be interested in sex again, take it away for a while. You can try this at home. Keep your hands off your woman (or man) and your johnson for a couple weeks, and you'll be more aroused and have a better time of it than you have in a long while when you finally resume. Results are virtually guaranteed.


Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

And Christianity and sex have never been good friends.

Right, Paul. Which explains why Christians are reproducing like the dickens and secular European populations are on the decline. We hate sex. Makes a lot of sense.

Many of us Christians enjoy true eroticism, but we don't count on Hollywood to produce that anymore. Virtually all sex in the movies these days is just going through the motions. That's what I, personally, object to. Pointless, joyless, unexciting sex without any context. The context is what makes it exciting, and Hollywood is too lazy to provide that anymore. And what happened to all the real men and women? I doubt any female over the age of fourteen gets excited about Orlando Bloom. Please -- give us Charlton Heston. Give us Robert Mitchum. Give us something to get revved up about!

4/03/2006 2:20 PM  
Blogger Rusticus said...

Hollywood has confused 'nasty' and 'slutty' with 'sexy'.

The old shows, with Clark Gable, Cary Grant, etc where very sexy, but not slutty. They have tons of wink-wink, nudge-nudge lines, and not so concealed references to, shockingly enough, sex.

And that was when Christian wasn't a dirty word in Hollywood.

Now, though? We have Basic Instinct II.

Here's an idea, Hollywood, stop producing medicore shows that most people will want to rent, and start making them want to go to the theater. And theater owners? Maybe you should make the theater to be an inviting place to spend time and money?

Just a thought.

4/05/2006 7:27 AM  

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