This is a very common thing in television shows and movies, 16-17 year old being shown in “steamy” situations and very graphic intimate sex scenes. It’s WRONG.
I don’t want to hear the argument,
“But teenagers have sex all the time!!!”
Because yes that may be true but that’s not something people WATCH. I am a 16 year old and most of my friends live very active sexual lives. But it isn’t as intimate as the media makes it out to be. It’s purely because of hormones.
People that absorb these pieces of media are either younger than 15 or older than 18.
And in modern day it is almost ACCEPTED for older men and women to prey on teenagers (i.e “if he’s/she’s # then I’m #”)
If a television show hires actors 20+ to play 16 year olds or 17 year olds it puts this smoke over what is morally right. People who are older are going to think there isn’t a difference between these ages solely based on looks.
And to the younger audience it is promoting teen sexual activity which is NOT recommended by me or anyone with common sense by any means.
This is a real problem in media and I’d really like to see steps to fix it
Yoooo OK so I’m going off the deep end now but in that Sneak Peak with Toby and “Spencer” they talk about never finishing their Scrabble game that night of the cabin, and Toby is like “Actually you did finish the game, I must have fallen asleep” and she said she didn’t remember the word and he said “it was limerence. Didn’t know what that meant so I looked it up. It’s a type of unrequited love.” And she’s like “yea…” then walks away. So obviously from just glancing you’re like “aw Spencer still loves Toby and she’s afraid he’s moved on, or that she lost Caleb even aww”
BITCH NOPE. I LOOKED THAT WORD UP.
Doesn’t just mean “unrequited love” it means an overwhelming OBSESSION towards a person, one that is not reciprocated and specifically states that it is NOT MEANT AS SEXUAL (most of the time).
Toby 👏🏻 Knows 👏🏻 This 👏🏻 Bitch 👏🏻 Isn’t 👏🏻 Spencer 👏🏻 And 👏🏻 He’s 👏🏻 Gonna 👏🏻 Solve 👏🏻 Everything 👏🏻 What 👏🏻 A 👏🏻 Pure 👏🏻 Soul 👏🏻
Also? Twincer 👏🏻 Obsessed 👏🏻 With 👏🏻 Her 👏🏻 Sister 👏🏻 Like 👏🏻 The 👏🏻 Books 👏🏻 (And I bet Spencer is holed up wherever Hannah was tortured or some shit. What if Toby finds her? Ugh give me one full character arc that you never blew, Marlene JUST DO THIS FOR ME OKAY?! MAKE TOBY THE HERO HE WAS MEANT TO BE)
“There’s a way for me to get you out of my life. To end this. All of this… I’m gonna turn myself in. I tell Tanner I killed Dunhill, the others go free. It’s a small price to pay for what I’ve done to my friends, and as a bonus, I don’t have to hear your miserable voice ever again.”