“it’s just that that’s the world we’re in.” And,
the world we are in is partly due to the movie, media, and entertainment
industry that has led the way. If it's not in the book why put it in the
movie? If the scene was not in the movie would many of today's youth be
confused, because they were so in love they should have slept together? Poor
message to send.
Chris B, that is not your decision. God has never said it is okay, so I'll
trust him over you.
I wonder if any other LDS viewers thought the movie (I didn't read the
book) was a parable about free agency versus Satan's plan?
Yawn. Only the DesNews could publish an article like this and claim it as news.
Wait, hold on. The Twilight novels were about nothing but sex. Traditional
values teach willing abstinence, not desperate longing.
Seems Stephanie Meyer is having difficulty maintaining who she is in her new
successful world. Or, maybe she was just fictitious before in her own character.
Regardless, the "Twilight" movies got worse in screenwriting quality (at
least the first to what I overheard in the fourth). I suppose this new attempt
at entertainment will follow suit. Since I won't be wasting my money on it,
I may never know.
Oh no, premarital sex? How unrealistic, that never happens anywhere to anyone,
ever! Wow! I'm shocked!
Meyer has sold out to the Modern entertainment industry which does everything it
can to attack traditional marriage and family. She apparently values a few extra
pieces of silver over keeping impressionable youth safe from the devastating
consequences of immorality.
And yet Sambonethegreat and all the people who liked your comment ended up
reading it anyway.
Sex is the lowest common denominator between a man and a woman so of course
Hollywood is obsessed with it.
Except the premarital sex that probably happened in the book, happened when they
thought they were the only humans left on the planet. When there's nobody
else left to sanction a marriage, if saying - umm I think we're together
now - enough to say that they're married? I'd say yes...And I say 'probably happened' because it didn't ever say that
it did' at least not in the first half of the book. That's all I
could stomach. There's only so many pages of living in caves and nothing
happening that a guy can take...
I've read the book The Host and it's one of my favorites. I
haven't seen the movie yet because I'm unable to go to the theater and
I couldn't figure out why they kept calling it a love story. Now it makes
more sense, but I don't like that they strayed so far from the book.
"Thanks to the 'Twilight' series, entertainment media have long
associated Meyer's work with conservative sexual standards, particularly
abstinence before marriage."That's funny. I don't
recall there being a delineation between depicting pre-marital and marital sex
so far as what is appropriate for the LDS audience, particularly teens. I
don't think the "For The Stength of Youth" pamphlet says
"Wholesome entertainment includes depicting sexual relations, so long as
those engaging in it are married." Meyer has never been a role model for
"wholesome entertainment" for teens and I find no surprise that she has
included even a tame sex scene in her latest movie. The question is, why include
the scene in the movie in the first place when she knows the tweens and teens
will be wanting to see it. I can only come up with one answer...sex sales...and
creates a larger age demographic for the movie.
I don't think it's up to us to judge Meyer's spiritual state.If you don't like it, don't watch it. The book was
interesting, but I didn't even know they made a movie of it until this
article. As for me, I'm going back to the BYU section to antagonize Chris
B, then maybe I'll go outside for a while.
In the make believe movie world of "the Host" There is no LDS Church or
hierarchy, No Temples to be sealed in and No Government to get a marriage
license as far as I could see. With the world ended where does that leave the
surviving humans? Frustrated I would imagine, if they were letter of the law
people. The only Biblical guidance for an end of the world event seems to be
multiply and replenish the earth. What did Lot and his Daughters do after Sodom
fell? Read Genesis again and find out. Is it me ? I also never figured out where
all the women can from after Adam and Eve's expulsion from the Garden. It
takes two to begat afterall.
I don't care how people would've acted "in that situation"
I'm not saying anyone would act differently. However, we still don't
need to see that because it allows nasty thoughts to enter our brains. My
friends tried to get me to go watch it the other night, and i am very glad that
i refused :)
Just another example of someone entering the world of celebrities and now too
cool and prideful to keep their standards a priority. No surprise and somewhat
predictable. I won't be taking anyone to see it nor buying it on DVD after
because she WAS known for what she has purported to believe and value in the
past and it's not okay, in my book, to blatantly go against values for
whatever blows in the wind. Bad example to LDS kids in other words...
I saw it. Stephanie sold out. I'm very disappointed.
Look at this a little deeper. Sex is part of life, what separates us from the
animals is that we have the ability to lend the subject a little dignity. We
know it goes on but we can choose to keep it private, and respectable. Every
time we choose to bring it out in the open for all to see it tears it down and
makes it a little more carnal. This author seems to have a bit of an obsession
with putting sexual scenarios in her work and the movie industry is always
willing to take it a step too far. We can easily depict a couple in a way that
lets us assume they are having sexual relations without tearing it down or
making it something ugly, this didn't need to happen.
Is it news, or just an opportunistic tapping into easy 'outrage'?
Integrity of the movie classification and book's model has been compromised
with this process.People that make those decisions to just add
little by little to get morals dulled and after 50 years they have done a pretty
good job of dulling people's senses. Family values have been torn down and
the Supreme Court is making determinations now on family values. They may make
it a governmental issue that families are a portion of society that doesn't
make a difference anymore. What is a family? That definition will be codified
by a court that doesn't make law but interprets what the law says.We have accepted what the courts say as law in relation to family and
families. The definition by God was given when He made this earth and placed
the first "citizens" on the earth. It was God's earth and still is
even though some people believe God didn't have a part in this earth, that
it just happened in all it's glory. It is surprising that
people required the 10 commandments to live by but don't do a very good job
at living those basic principles and sometimes go backwards.
"Vice is a monster of so frightful mienas to be hated needs but to be
seenyet seen too oft familiar with her facewe first endure, then
pity, then embrace."-Alexander PopeI'm sorry,
didn't proofread and it was incorrect version (with grammatical errors, I
am a grammar fanatic, sorry!) so I'm reposting. :)
"associated Meyer's work with conservative sexual standards,
particularly abstinence before marriage"ROFL.But
somehow creepy-stalker obsessive and abusive relationships are socially and
religiously appropriate entertainment?
Did any of you even see this movie??? I don't think so. I saw the movie
yesterday and I saw no sex scene.
Viewers will also be surprised by this unnecessarily bad movie. Seriously, I
question my marriage ever time my wife makes me go to these stupid movies. I
thought she was smart when I married her, now i'm not too sure.....
Follow the money...it works in show business, business and politics.
Is there ever a "necessary" sex scene? I think not.
So because there is a sex scene people accuse the author of selling out? There
really are some delusional people on these forums...
1ObserverCottonwood Heights, UTFollow the money...it works in
show business, business and politics.You forgot to add religion to
I don't think anyone should be judging Meyer because of what she puts in
her movies because I bet 9 times out of 10 you watch them, or movies at the same
level or worse than them. What I'm concerned about is the films
artistic value. I won't judge the books because I haven't been able to
bring myself to read them, but this is my evaluation of the movies, after my
wife has dragged me to all of the Twilight movies and now to The Host: Any film
adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's books is absolute junk and a waste of $20
dollars and two hours of my life. That's my final conclusion.
As opposed to the "necessary sex scenes" in other movies. What?
No-one is as obsessed with sex in this world as are the prudes.That's the irony I've always found hilarious. Hollywood is
supposedly "obsessed" with sex, yet the Puritans of the world are always
the ones shrieking about it.Even the headline here "Unnecessary
sex scene . . " is silly. NO scene in a movie is "necessary."
Everything is a directorial or editorial choice. A particular choice in a
particular movie may or may not work for you as a viewer, but it was neither
"necessary" nor "unnecessary."In Mormondom, the King
of All "Unnecessary" Sex Scenes" probably has to be the one in
"Titanic." The prudes go bonkers about how that scene ruined the movie.
I saw it as a perfectly logical and appropriate progression of the story and
those characters."The Host"? I have no idea; I have no plans
on seeing it. But the mere fact that sex is implied certainly is a silly reason
to complain . . or to write an "article" about it.