Our mission at SAW is to foster conversations about this thing we all love (or love to hate): film/TV. Many of our features are designed with you in mind. Your opinions, to be more to the point. You have ’em. We want to hear ’em.
Question of the Day (QOTD) is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a film/TV-related question that we put to you, the reader. The comments section below is like the feedback box at work; except, in this example, we actually read what you write and care about what you have to say.
According to a recent study conducted by UCLA (via The Hollywood Reporter), American viewers between the ages of 10 and 24 (a.k.a. Gen Z) want to see less sex onscreen. 51% of the 1,500 surveyed said “they wanted to see more content about platonic relationships and friendships. While 47.5% said sex ‘isn’t needed’ for most TV shows and movies, with 44 percent feeling romance is ‘overused.'”
So, the question I ask today is: do you agree with Gen Z about sex in movies?
I’ll give Gen Z props for pointing out the lack of platonic relationships in movies. We need to see more solid friendships in movies. But less sex? I feel there’s already no sex in movies these days, especially in slashers. There’s always a case to be made for when or when not is a good time for nudity/sexual content in film, but to outright think that it shouldn’t appear at all is absurd.
So what about you, screenagers? Do you think movies need to show romantic/sexual desires? What about platonic friendships?
I’ll see you in the trenches.