Film Sixteen Candles Discussion

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Theatre_Maven_3695
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01:52:40 PM Dec 2nd 2014
Anyone think that Sam's infamous reaction the morning after (re: the underwear thing) was mostly because she thought that Ted was only going to show them off to his two friends [and certainly not for money, in any case.]? Just a random YMMV, or perhaps even WMG (should it maybe go under one of those too?) I don't know for sure (I'm a bit of a newbie in Troperville, but this is one of my favourite movies of all time, and I love doing that sort of thing [YMMV/WMG].
Fighteer
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06:51:19 PM Jun 9th 2013

It's not clear to me that Jake was giving Ted permission to have sex with Caroline, but instead merely wanted him to take her home while he pursued Sam. It's certainly possible to read between the lines and get there, but the film would never have passed the ratings board with an explicit statement of intent to rape.

Now, there is implied sex between Ted and Caroline while both are drunk, but I'm not sure if we're supposed to consider that rape.

Theatre_Maven_3695
01:59:26 PM Dec 2nd 2014
edited by 192.139.153.30
This was actually discussed in the documentary on the Flashback Edition DVD. Gedde Wantanbe (sp?) (aka the Donger) said something like "Calling it "date rape" is a little severe!" (I'm positive he said " a little severe", just not the exact phrasing; it's been a while. At any rate, this movie was (and this is actually heavily lampshaded in a *whole section* of the doc!) made just before PC [political correctness] became a big issue, making stuff like that near-taboo (if not totally so). So don't worry too much; it probably was meant as comedy at the time, but much like (although in a different way) the sometimes blatant racism of the pre-civil rights era, it's a product of its time (much like how no one raises a fuss over the Lion in The Wizard of Oz making a reference to a racist term for [I think] an African tribe during his big solo (namely, "What makes the Hottentot so hot?") Anyway, rambling aside, it's not that big a deal, at least to me.
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