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Entertainment Media Analysis Report

Trippin' (1999), R
CAP Score: 50
CAP Influence Density: 2.83

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"Trippin" (R) -- another high school movie with the same devices as all other high school movies.

A day dreaming (trippin') lad takes the observer through several trips of fantasy, including sexual fantasy. This could maybe might possibly have been an okay love story, but the 'devices' clouded the goodness in the film.

Twenty-four uses of the most foul of the foul words. Eighty-six uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary. Many presentations of maximizing female cleavage, skin, and form. Nudity. Necking with nudity (ostensibly for intercourse). Vulgar pelvic movements. Females rubbing their posterior on the pubic region of their dance partners. One case of a male dancer mounting his female partner. Though not a "skin flick" in the typical sense, this was most certainly a sex movie targeted at high school kids.

I am sure I do not need to itemize the other ignominy in this movie -- let the numbers and the listing of ignominy speak for themselves.

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


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

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • fencing stolen property
  • gunfire to attempt murder
  • bone impalement in a forehead
  • arm blown off by explosives
  • threats with firearms
  • threat with knife at throat
  • coercion to deal in illegal drugs
  • fighting

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 24 uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • 86 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • portrayal of parents condoning and encouraging premarital sex
  • teaching of non-academic subjects in public school
  • impudent comments on a high school marquis
  • lie to gain favor

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • vulgar dance
  • inappropriate touch
  • nudity and partial nudity, both with necking ostensibly for sexual intercourse
  • sexual comments, innuendo, and talk
  • camera angle to focus viewer on private regions
  • touching and shaking of self - private region
  • vulgar pelvic movements
  • suggestive eye movements
  • dress to maximize exposure of female form, leg/crotch/buttock skin, and cleavage
  • sexual invitations
  • gaping mouth kissing
  • rubbing posterior to pubic area while dancing
  • mounting of dance partner to suggest sexual intercourse
  • adult underwear
  • bragging of sexual conquest
  • decorative nudity
  • gross discussion of sexual anatomy

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • drug dealing
  • coercion to deal in illegal drugs

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • one use of God's name with the four letter expletive and five without
  • mockery of Salvation and of the Scriptures

    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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