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Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), (PG-13)
CAP Score: 31
CAP Influence Density: 1.43
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*Teaching Mrs. Tingle* (R) -- previously "Killing Mrs. Tingle" for May 99 *Teaching Mrs. Tingle* was just another malcontent teen show given to manufactured justification for taking illegal control to get revenge on the 'oppressive establishment.'

A severely bitter history teacher was extremely abusive both verbally and academically to her senior high school class -- and apparently to ALL her classes of 20 years. In an achievement and verbal war between the two who vie for valedictortian, vicious rivalry led to cheating, lying, abduction, attempted murder, extortion, blackmail and a plethora of other illegal and violent behaviors in an attempt to rectify being trapped by pedagogical authority.

While there was no visible nudity, there were examples of teens necking in underwear and in covered nudity in a sequence of sexual intercourse. Sexual aggression by teens was portrayed as was dressing to maximize the female form and skin exposure. Teen talk of killing a teacher, of covering up illegal behavior, and of conspiracy to commit abduction were among the morality invasions of this movie. Plotting to kill, attempted murder, and threats to kill were rampant. The whole a gambit of material inappropriate for children, including teens, was amply presented. There were no guns, though, as if to absolve the movie of any responsibility and accountability, I suppose.

So many of our visitors seem to be relying only on this Summary/Commentary for a full accounting of the subject movie. This is not possible. For the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie, visit the Findings/Scoring section below.

FINDINGS / SCORING: Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) CAP Thermometers

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

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • near fatal impalement with crossbow
  • teen threat to kill teacher
  • teen physical fight with teacher
  • teens plotting to kill teacher
  • suggestion to kill teacher
  • attempted murder
  • threat to kill
  • wishing ill on others
  • conspiracy to commit and committing abduction
  • glorification of Jerry Springer
  • planning extortion
  • blackmail
  • violence against teen
  • bondage of teen
  • bondage of teacher
  • fighting with injuries
  • startle effect
  • implied impalement death
  • bloody injury

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • one us of the most foul of the foul words
  • 19 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • cruel manipulations
  • viscous teacher
  • teen arrogance, hatefulness and aggression
  • tease with cheating
  • lying to protect from consequences and/or accountability
  • planning lies to parents

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • sex talk
  • camera angle to focus viewer on private regions
  • dropping of inhibitions
  • essay of sexual nature as high school work
  • sexual aggression
  • teen starting to take clothes off
  • implications and language of "kinky sex"
  • homosexual kiss (up close)
  • adult underwear
  • talk of personal sexual history with teen
  • necking in underwear
  • implied intercourse between teens
  • covered nudity with necking in prone position
  • dressing to maximize female form and skin exposure
  • admission of immoral sex
  • teens planning pornography pictures with teacher to implicate

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • teen drinking
  • booze
  • drinking and drunkenness

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • 9 uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive
  • series of acting scenes from *The Exorcist*

    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.

    Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."

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