Teens and the Return of Raunch Culture at the Milennium FMS 394: Lesson 13
Guiding questions • How have films represented teens’ struggles with their sexuality? • When does the teen sex comedy emerge? • How does American Pie function as a sort of pop culture sex education manual? • What does it tell us about adolescent masculinity at the turn of the 21st century?
Teen Sex Comedies: A Brief History • Early Film Representations of Teen Sex • Metaphor and melodrama • Teen “sexploitation” pics in the 1980s • Raunch, responsibility, and romance Porky’s, 1982
American pie as instruction • Sex and coming of age • Expectations of teens • Activity and prowess • Sex and comedy • Sex and romance • Raunchy, but is it radical or conventional? American Pie, 1999
Next Time on fms 394… Teens As Fans featuring…Twilight