Hollywood Plays Around With Virginity by B Bozell
- Back in the 1950s, C.S. Lewis saw chastity as under attack with “all the contemporary propaganda for lust that makes people “feel that the desires we are resisting are so ‘natural,’ so ‘healthy,’ and so reasonable, that it is almost perverse and abnormal to resist them.”
You can now safely delete the word “almost.”
Today virginity isn’t a virtue but a burden. Chastity is a freak show and anyone who chooses to keep it is a carnival barker.
In today’s entertainment world, weirdos — especially sexual weirdos — drive a juicy plot, so virgins are in vogue, as a target or merely as an anthropological curiosity.
MTV has a new reality show called “Virgin Territory” where four young participants explain their “very tumultuous journey” in the “tricky world of virginity.” MTV sells it as pathos: “Whether they’re trying to lose their V-cards or keep them safely tucked in their pockets for as long as possible, being pure is really starting to grate on them.”
MTV’s Executive Vice President of Series Development Lauren Dolgen tried to make this sound like a public service. Because of a partnership with The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, she claimed, “MTV will continue this tradition by elevating the discussion of responsible sexual health to include the topic of virginity in a way that our audience might find surprising.”
Translation: MTV’s challenge is to find “a way” to introduce the virtue of virginity without projecting its virtue.
…There it is again. “Reality” is defined by Hollywood’s sexual-liberation ethos. Women who decide to retain their virginity are somehow not “real” women and certainly can’t expect to see their “reality on screen.” The “contemporary propaganda for lust” just never stops coming.
(Link): Typical Erroneous Teaching About Adult Celibacy Rears Its Head Again: To Paraphrase Speaker at Ethics and Public Policy Center: Lifelong Celibacy is “heroic ethical standard that is not expected of heteros, so it should not be expected of homosexuals”
(Link): How Christians Have Failed on Teaching Maturity and Morality Vis A Vis Marriage / Parenthood – Used as Markers of Maturity Or Assumed to be Sanctifiers – Also: More Hypocrisy – Christians Teach You Need A Spouse to Be Purified, But Also Teach God Won’t Send You a Spouse Until You Become Purified