Jan. 8, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2007, 3:29 a.m. CST
I will definatly check this one out thanks to you. This review reminds me why I keep coming back here.Oh yeah it's to see what new catchphrase is sweeping the TB's. Dude, catchphrases are so Goth.
Jan. 8, 2007, 3:28 a.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
I don't even know what that means...
Jan. 8, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST
and it isn't because I don't about girls, it's because I DO know about boys... especially in high school.
Jan. 8, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST
add another "know" in there somewhere... it's early.
Jan. 8, 2007, 3:38 a.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
Personally (sp?), I don't trust women, and ain't afraid to say so, just look at the shit they tattoo over their asses... Well, that's not bad, but if I had a daughter I wouldn't like it one bit.
Jan. 8, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST
Because you might as well be more gay than Lance Bass, Neil Patrick Harris, Sir Ian McKellen, and Alan Cumming combined to hate women that much.
Jan. 8, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST
by Crimson King
I'm buying a shotgun. Worst case scenario: if I miss, I can bludgeon the bastard that touched her tit. It's not that I wouldn't want to have a daughter, I think it could be great. But once she hit a certain age, I'd be one paranoid motherfucker.
Jan. 8, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST
by Pound Sand
Jan. 8, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST
I admit, I would definitely just assume this was going to suck, but the way Mori has conveyed it here it seems a mite more interesting. Bringing in the Virgin Suicides comparison helped.
Jan. 8, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST
which isnt to say i wouldnt bust my sons chops so hard hed never forget if i found out hed acted less than respectably
Jan. 8, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST
The Austin PD has picked up countless Thugs, Playas, and Homies from my front stoop after I have issued the Beat Down. It is tiring having so many no-prospect young men picked up and issued Trespass Warnings.
Jan. 8, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
So, how old are your daughters?
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST
The wifey and I are ready to have kids as well. Or at least have fun trying. But I don't know about a daughter. I think it goes like this: girls are easier to raise through ages 1-18. boys are easier to raise 12-adult. At least this is what I've heard. I'd rather the difficulty come sooner than later when I'm young and can handle it than older and grouchier and ready to punch out some punk for wanting to have sex with my 15 year old daughter.
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST
make that girls are easier to raise ages 1-12
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST
Eh... maybe we'll adopt.
Jan. 9, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... she'd be a doll based on being in a house full of women (my mother-in-law and sister-in-law live with us, and Toshi gets more attention than any kid ever as a result). It's just all those wormy little boys I'm worried about. <P>Seriously. Teen sexuality today terrifies me.
Jan. 9, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST
getting a girl to buy into "anal-means-you're-still-a-virgin" is harder than you'd think. they aren't into it for obvious reasons. I had like 1 girlfriend in high school who did that, and that was because she was into it on her own without coersion.
Jan. 9, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST
and I never slept with a girl I didn't respect. Even my Punker friends, and these are kids who would show up to school drunk every once in a while, never just did "fuck and run" (as Liz Phair would say). But then, I was the boyfriend all my girlfriend's mothers approved of. and all my friends were literal geniuses. maybe I don’t have the best point of reference. I went to a school where the requirements were a minimum IQ score of 145, but I was in Los Angeles, at a school with 5,000 students, so maybe I do have a good point of reference? I donno. But if you raise a daughter and are THERE FOR HER, she will be fine. all the "school sluts" I’ve ever known of had one common trait, they were all looking for a father figure. Daughters who are raised right respect themselves and don't go down on guys for bracelets, or whatever.
Jan. 9, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
Because if the answer is "Crossroads," I'm fascinated. It sounds like a pretty unique environment. If I'm staying in LA while raising a family (something I'm not sure about by any means), then obviously I have to think about the schools here.
Jan. 9, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST
from fourth through 10th grades. then I left in favor of going to college. The high school was "North Hollywood High" there were brilliant instructors there (in the magnet, I can't speak for the normal school as their most notable alumni is Adam Carrolla). It's worth checking out, the only problem is there is only 1 highly gifted magnet program middle and high school and only 2 elementary schools. So, get your kid tested early for IQ. If he does well, all sorts of doors are open to him. If you want to ask me any more about it, I can give you detailed info over my email “straighttovideo at gmail dot com” PS. the whole thing exists because of integration laws. so, there is a requirement of 40% white, 60% minority. PPS. Or maybe flip that...it's 4 AM here and I'm tired so excuse any spelling mistakes.
Jan. 9, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
This is certainly not anywhere near as pervy as BULLY. The female director is probably a big reason for that. She cast girls who look like real people, she avoids gratuitous nudity, and she is more concerned with the emotional ramifications of early sexualization than she is with showing you a parade of young flesh.
March 27, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST
However, I'd have to agree about never wanting a daughter. If I did, I'd have to homeschool her and lock her in a tower at night...which creates an entirely new set of problems.<p> <p> <p> She'd probably grow up to write the next ERAGON, for starters. And the world certainly doesn't need that.
March 30, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST
by one time poster
I saw the film tonight at a private screening and I need to ask a few big questions.... 1) Who keeps their same friends from 3rd grade until their senior year in high school? 2) What is the purpose of this movie? It is not a T&A film like "Bring It On" and it is definitely not a film that provides insight into teens like "Thirteen." The film definitely has a Heathers feel to it. The characters are shallow and demonstrate little if any "soul". This is just a repackaging of girl choosing boy over friends with a significant load of unprotected sex. Who is the targeted audience? Why pull the distribution deal - the film isn't all that racy or controversial. The most shocking thing about the film is the title and if released it will only make conservative talk show freaks believe that this is what happens in rich, suburban American since they have no ability to see irony or stereotypes. If you haven't seen the film, wait for Netflix - in the meantime see Thirteen, Ghost World, or Thumbsucker to really make you think about adolesence.