Are you looking for taboo movies? Are you sick and tired of seeing the same old movies that have been getting your attention for the last ten years or so? I was looking for something different when I saw The Graduate, but I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did. Instead of getting caught up in the story and the acting, I got caught up in what kind of film this is.
The Graduate was a pretty bold move in the mainstream, and I admit to being a bit shocked at how forward thinking it was. Most of these kind of films either to have the subject matter covered already, or are at least exploring the ramifications of a couple getting married. These are the kind of movies that people end up talking about for years, long after the main characters are long gone. And if The Graduate was any indication of the future of entertainment, then the future looks very bright indeed for taboo films.
The premise behind The Graduate was brilliant in many ways. Firstly, the movie didn’t focus on the couple, it instead focused on the idea of two young people who were bound together by a lot of factors beyond their sexuality. Their relationship was more than just a physical one. Their friendship was strong and their mutual attraction was even more so. This all adds up to a film that pushes the boundaries of society and explores the ramifications of love and commitment in an original and fresh way.
One of the biggest pluses of watching a taboo movie is that it gives us a window into the minds of our society. We get a look into the inner workings of our society and how sexual content has changed over time. Many times we see movies where the writer is asked why a certain movie is offensive. Usually the answer is that it sends a message about sex and gender that is considered to be immoral by our society.
However, sometimes a taboo movie sends a different message. Take For instance, orman, which is still considered to be one of the greatest comedies of all-time. In this movie, an obnoxious character, played by Richard Belzer, mocks a waitress because she doesn’t wear a skirt. The character goes on to say that she should be fired for being unable to wear a skirt. The waitress is disgusted by the remark, and she confronts her supervisor. The boss, played by Robert DeNiro, then has the employee assigned to be the receptionist in the next three days, in order to “contain” her.
This entire scene plays out many times in front of you. You watch the frustrated waitress wade through personal insecurities about her job, and how a supervisor is just too quick to make decisions. Then you see the funny side of the character, and you laugh at her expense. Then you see the employee’s reaction when she realizes how ridiculous her choice of employment is. It’s all a part of seeing the taboo come to a head in a funny way, all the while making you laugh.
There are other examples of great taboo video’s, such as “A Big Girl’s Guide to Packing,” and “How To Become An Adorkable Guy.” Both of these are among the top ten lists of all time, and were ranked as the best comedy movies ever made. Watching them again now, it’s hard to see how anyone could possibly argue against the fact that these two are masterful examples of how to properly handle situations that involve the spoken word, and your body. Watching someone onscreen getting upset about being called a “dick,” and then seeing the subsequent laughter from the audience is priceless.
Whatever your views on public speaking may be, you’re sure to see something that you’ll either enjoy or hate. Watching taboo videos is only one aspect of the whole experience. You can also add some commentary on the matter, and even add your own comments. Whatever your feelings on the subject may be, the point is to remember that there is often an element of humor involved, and that if you can laugh at yourself while you are watching the video, the experience should be even better.