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Entertainment Media Analysis Report

Election (1999), R
CAP Score: 51, CAP ID: 1.23

Thomas A. Carder
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"Election" (R, 1999) -- a "S", "I", "D" movie: sex, impudence, and booze (drugs/alcohol). Well, what do you expect? It was a show about teenage life. Is there anything else to teenage life? If the movie producers answer that question.......

Unfair and corrupt election processes abound in this movie about the election of a student body president. And I suppose there are words larger than three or four letters in the vocabulary of the average teen, but not according to this (and other) movies about teenage life. . . . . . .No wonder why many of them talk that way. And it is no wonder why the world believes all teens are little more than sex machines.

A teen girl, who joins everything, signs up for everything, and volunteers for everything, runs for student body president. And just to give her a challenge, a teacher talks a boy into running against her. The male contender has a lesbian sister, who also runs for student body president on a platform of nihilism and anarchy, whose lover dumps her for her brother who is given oral sexual favor by the previously lesbian lover. (Note that her head was all that hid his hide -- nothing hid the movements and positioning). And on top of the teen sex was a teacher -- yup, on the girl running for student body president, who bragged about his conquest of her using vulgar descriptions typically associated with XXX movies. And the married teacher who talked the boy into running for student body president fornicates while his memory scans other females in his life, including the first girl running for student body president -- each of them appear in a wishful thinking cloud and speak in terms also typically associated with XXX movies. There's much more, but I doubt I need to tell you of any more. So, I will happily stop here with this ugly narrative.

For the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie (and least vulgar representation), visit the Findings/Scoring section below.

FINDINGS / SCORING: Election (1999) CAP Thermometers

NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below are likely.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • talk of suicide for love
  • reckless driving from emotional trouble
  • cheating to manipulate the outcome of an election

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 9 uses of the most foul of foul words
  • 11 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • teaching of values and ethics in public school
  • talk of the sex act as no more important or significant than lunch: "It's only sex"
  • demonstration of nihilism being the best option
  • childish destruction of private property
  • lies to hide/protect from accountability
  • foul language by school officials in front of students
  • lies to deflect ownership of wrongdoing
  • threats of harm to coerce into submission
  • public urination

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • shower scene with an adult
  • vulgar sex talk with student
  • sexual relationships between school staff and students
  • adultery
  • sexual insults (some vulgar), comments, and innuendo
  • a student victimized by sexual abuse practicing on others the behavior learned during the abuse
  • porno video clips
  • lesbian kissing
  • a long sequence of rationalization of homosexuality, e.g., "It's not like I'm a lesbian. It's just that all the people I like are females."
  • oral sex between students
  • sex in a hot tub
  • camera angle to focus viewer on private parts
  • covered sexual intercourse with vulgar talk typically associated with X-rated videos, even by a teen
  • sexual invitations
  • hungering for adulterous behavior
  • portrayal of satisfaction by a lesbian girl for her "punishment" of being enrolled in an all-girl school and developing a homosexual relationship there
  • repeated lesbianism
  • statue nudity with the camera focusing on the genitals of the statue

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze
  • teen drinking
  • giving prescription drugs to a minor to whom the drug was not prescribed
  • smoking dope

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • mockery of Jesus' love
  • disgusting prayer to God
  • 6 uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • none noted

    (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication. As required of the Holy Scriptures, unless God's name is used with reverence to His glory and praise, its use is considered in vain.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

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