Description: An article I wrote for my mass media and society class. The assignment intended for us to write about readings or expieriences we encountered outside of class during the week.
Date: June 2018
Today on Netflix I watching a new movie called The Kissing Booth. It’s produced by Netflix, so my expectations were fairly high.
I was sorely disappointed. The acting was wonderful, but the show itself capitalized on every known high school stereotype.
The girl was a clutzy dork, the guy was the most popular jock in school with anger issues. There were the classic three popular mean girls.
The girl gets the guy, something bad happens and they break up temporarily and get together in the end.
Not only was it ridiculously predictable, but it was shamefully accurate of how the world views society.
The girl had her first kiss with the guy and two days later they had sex. There was a blatant disregard for self-respect and the human body. High school boys objectified high school girls and vice versa.
Not to mention the expenses taken in this high school were completely unrealistic.
They even had the classic gay couple who get together in the end after flirting shyly the whole movie.
It was disgusting.
This movie is one of the reasons we have our perceptions of society like they are. It’s shameful, improbable, and unrealistic. I was incredibly disappointed.