Should Movies Have Less Sex and More Platonic Relationships?

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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?
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Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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