The Longest Ride: Porn for 13 year-olds

Posted: April 7, 2015 by jperritt in Drama, Romance
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The Longest Ride opens in theaters April 10th.  It’s another cheesy, heartbreaking, fornication-saturated movie adapted from the mind of Nicholas Sparks.  I watched the trailer and thought, “This is Fifty Shades of Grey meets bull-riding.”  While the film won’t have the onscreen bondage associated with FSG, it will fill the mind with sexual fantasies off-screen as one leaves the theater.

Here’s my problem with this movie: a 13-year-old can watch it.  Let’s be honest, pre-teens will be watching this film, because – last time I checked – they don’t card people going to see PG-13 movies.  Some of you may claim that I’m overreacting, but that’s simply because we’re growing up in a pornified* culture that’s becoming more accustomed to fornication at every turn.  I know I’m coming off a bit like the “Church Lady” from Saturday Night Live, but I’m simply being honest.

So, give the trailer a look below and tell me what you think.  Am I overreacting?  Should I adapt with the times?  Or, do you agree that maybe we shouldn’t take our cues from the MPAA rating system and accept the fact that The Longest Ride is indeed porn for teens….and middle-aged women dissatisfied with their marriage.


*To borrow a term from Pamela Paul’s book, Pornified.

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Comments
  1. Ruben Cardenas says:

    Eh, NOPE. Not overreacting at all. It’s eye-candy for the young folk. Methinks it’s a good time as any to make sure churches and families are discipling their youth and giving them a robust theology of biblical sexual ethics. Otherwise, without a healthy worldview formation this stuff just gets eaten up and it’s toxic. And besides that, this film looks awfully cheesy, too.

  2. Cindy says:

    I agree and appreciate you not mincing words…..I will add this….it’s more than porn for teens….it’s porn for all….really…..In our culture it is “accepted porn” for the female. Sex is a very very private thing. Meant for marriage. Period. Not something we should be watching and fantasizing about….something very private we should be doing with our spouses.

  3. […] I bashed The Longest Ride for simply being porn for teenagers.  That is, the film doesn’t seem to contain much […]

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