8 Movies About Characters Vowing To Lose Their Virginity
The article begins with this line, which I disagree with:
Our society already places a lot of importance on virginity….
No, it doesn’t. American society, including Christian culture, mocks and ridicules virginity and says it’s not a big deal. Secular society treats virginity as though it’s a disease one needs to get rid of pronto.
Here’s some more from the article:
- Our society already places a lot of importance on virginity, and it often talks out of both sides of its mouth.
On the one hand we judge teens who lose it only to face consequences like pregnancy, and then we focus an MTV reality show on it. On the other hand, once you get past a certain age without having sex, you’re looked upon as strange, and then we focus an MTV reality show on it. You’re shamed if you do and you’re shamed if you don’t, whether it’s by parents or peers or pop culture. No wonder young people are so angsty.
Hollywood itself is already obsessed with sex — ahem, Fifty Shades of Grey, ahem — so it makes sense that virginity would factor into that obsession.
But virgins can’t just go about their lives not worrying about when their first time is going to happen.
Hence the plot is often driven by their attempts to lose said virginity.
And often that comes in the form of a pact. They make the pact either with themselves or with their friends, and sometimes it’s even reversed and characters vow to take virginity rather than lose it. It’s quite the cliche, and it’s been around for decades, but that doesn’t mean Hollywood is done with it. Here are just eight examples of the “OMG I have to lose my virginity ASAP or else everyone will think I’m a monster!” plot.
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