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Author Topic:   Is "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" a porn movie?
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Message 31 of 32 (341713)
08-20-2006 9:23 AM
Reply to: Message 30 by BobAliceEve
08-20-2006 8:59 AM

Hi BobAliceEve,
You seem to be confused about who wrote what. Crash didn't write the excerpt below, I did:
BobAliceEve writes:
crashfrog writes:
I, too, saw BCT&A when it first came out. It's about a couple who decides that having affairs is good for their marriage, and they try to encourage another couple to engage in wife-swapping. There is no nudity and no bad language.
Thank you for agreeing that the movie is about affairs and encourages wife-swapping.
The movie is a lot more complex than just being about affairs and wife-swapping. And the ending is a discouragement of wife-swapping, characterizing it as an empty and soulless search for gratification at the expense of true human feelings. But even if it didn't end that way, it still wouldn't be porn.
You sure have a lot of opinions about a movie you haven't seen. If BCT&A is porn simply because of subject matter, then aren't all movies where a spouse cheats on a mate and or where there is sex outside of marriage or where a woman's breasts are shown porn? In your view aren't most movies porn?
If porn is the incorrect label for this movie then it is because the movie's intent is worse than simply sexual stimulation. And I find being placed in that context discusting. Possibly, one of you would be willing to offer an adjective that conveys this thought? If so, I will use it instead of porn.
Consider these passages from the Bible:
Gen 12:10-15: ...and Abram went down to Egypt...As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so taht I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you...And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.
Gen 19:8: Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughter who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them."
Care to reconsider your definition of porn?
Could we talk to Alice and Eve some more? They were a lot more fun. By the way, did you see this week's Psych?

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Message 32 of 32 (341719)
08-20-2006 10:52 AM
Reply to: Message 30 by BobAliceEve
08-20-2006 8:59 AM

Honestly? You're being a humorless crank.
Also? Nobody who knows anything about cryptanalysis is falling for your "multiple personality" routine. Don't make me get all Bruce Scheier on your ass.

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