Sexually Influenced Teen Movies
Thesis Statement: The examinations of movies, as well as other media content, are generally motivated by the fear that a sex-filled media environment may influence young audiences by film content, sexual messages and sexual behavior.
a. Film Content
b. Sexual Messages
c. Sexual Behavior
It has been contended that sexual messages often contain unrealistic, inaccurate, and misleading information that young people may accept as fact. Compared to film effect studies, only a limited number of researches are devoted to movie content, particularly those popular among adolescents. As the consumption of movies demands a higher degree of viewing intention and subsequent commitment, scholars claim that movies, like other widely consumed media, provide a script for teenage groups in their socialization process and as they forge their own identities in the adolescent state. The examinations of movies, as well as other media content, are generally motivated by the fear that a sex-filled media environment may influence young audiences by film content, sexual messages and sexual behavior.
Both films and television programs demonstrate a changing trend in content, but also suggest an urgent need for a systematic assessment of movie content appealing to the teenage audiences who consistently capture a large proportion among moviegoers and are believed susceptible to possible effects. Movies have never lost its appeal to various groups of audiences, especially teenage audiences, even though there are constant competitions from other popular media forms. The Motion Picture Association reported in 2002 that the 12-24 and 30-39 age groups have continuously shared approximately 50%, the largest percentage, of the movie theater attendance (MPAA Research Development,...