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Not Another Teen Movie (2001), R
Analysis Date: December 14, 2001
CAP Score: 27
CAP Influence Density: 4.59

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NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE (R) -- vulgar, toilet, incestuous and perverted "humor" *clearly* targeted at early teen boys.

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I will not prepare a storyline for this movie. I don't think there was one. There may have been an attempt at a storyline -- a boy-girl love story as a popular teen boy accepts a bet about him being able to change an unpopular girl into a Prom queen. But beyond that it was nothing more than vulgar, toilet, incestuous and perverted "humor" *clearly* targeted at early teen boys.

For the benefit of those who subscribe to our newsletter which provides the text-only of this Summary/Commentary, the scoring distribution sure reveals what the movie makers think about what your teens want, mom/dad. Of a possible 100 points in each area, Wanton Violence/Crime earned 61. Impudence/hate (which includes foul language) earned ZERO. Sex/Homosexuality earned ZERO. Drugs/Alcohol earned ZERO. Offense to God (which includes using God's name in vain) earned ZERO. Murder/Suicide earned 100. Foul language of some sort came at nearly 70 examples per hour. Sexual tripe also came almost at 70 examples per hour. By the way, the theater manager doubled security to prevent entry by all the middle school boys trying to get in on opening night, most of which were dropped off by mom/dad. Apparently.

Beyond what I have said so far, I am not going to describe any of the individual issues of ignominy in this Summary/Commentary section. The listing in the Findings/Scoring section will tell you all I am going to say about the content of this movie targeted at 11 - 14 year old boys.

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  • Summary of God's admonitions against sexual immorality: Any sexual contact (including visual), conduct, or activity outside of a monogamous heterosexual marriage is sinful.
  • Ezek. 11:21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.
  • James 1:21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain [shav' {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity]: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless [naqah {naw-kaw'}: blameless, innocent] that taketh his name in vain.
  • Eph. 5:4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

    *******Food for Thought*******
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.

    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.

    FINDINGS / SCORING: Not Another Teen Movie (2001) CAP Thermometers

    NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely, definitely when plural.

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • graphic traffic/pedestrian collisions
  • physical abuse
  • peeping
  • physical brutality
  • fighting
  • graphic *Saving Private Ryan* style moulage

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • seven uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • 47 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • foul background songs
  • walking on school furniture
  • lies
  • vulgar arrogance at teacher
  • rebellion against school authority
  • abusive teacher
  • emotional brutality
  • animal urination
  • belittlement of infirmity
  • cheapening of Vietnam heroes
  • foul language by a child

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • dildo and a long sequence of its use
  • adult father in underwear before his teen daughter, repeatedly
  • father encouraging his kids to be sexually immoral, repeatedly
  • sex offers and requests
  • homosexual references
  • sex talk, innuendo, comments - many, many quite vulgar and some by parent to child
  • rear female nudity while in the "act" with vulgar talk at school
  • suggestive eye movement, repeatedly
  • dress to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure
  • many instances of female nudity, both full and partial
  • necking at school
  • porn mags in high school library
  • father offering wife (son's mother) to son for sex
  • incestuous touch
  • incestuous talk, comments
  • sister trying to have sex with her brother, vulgar motions and talk shown and heard
  • vulgar dress and behavior
  • lesbian licking kissing, tongue swapping with detailed script
  • request of female for oral sex by female, explicit
  • teens in underwear
  • self-touching, female, multiple
  • vulgar cheer routine
  • vulgar song
  • S&M dress
  • sex song at prom
  • vulgar dance
  • sister rubbing her face up brother's legs to crotch
  • sister kissing brother
  • sister asking brother for intercourse
  • prom = motel after
  • further perversion
  • vulgar request
  • perverted sex request
  • gaping mouth kissing

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • drunkenness, repeatedly
  • smoking dope
  • booze
  • teen drinking, multiple

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • 20 uses of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive, once mouthed, and 8 without the four letter expletive
  • cornutto (horned hand), twice

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

    NOTE: The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or for manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. This is NOT a movie review service. It is a movie analysis service to parents and grandparents to tell them the truth about movies using the Truth.

    "There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our five-year study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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    (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.

    (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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