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Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life is a Lifetime Movie of the Week released in 2005.

Justin is a promising high school student and swimmer with a girlfriend, Amy. His life starts to fall apart when he becomes addicted to internet pornography.

This film provides examples of:

  • All Anime Is Naughty Tentacles: If you look closely, there's at least one piece of anime art in Justin's collection. Thankfully, this being a world where porn only constitutes to Fully-Clothed Nudity, we don't see anything too messed up.
  • Bondage Is Bad: Justin's descent into unpopularity begins when he shows his friends S&M porn, pretty much the closest in the entire film to resemble pornography that would be considered extreme and not just women in their underwear.
  • Broken Aesop: The film attempts to preach An Aesop about how looking at Internet porn will ruin your life. The 14-year-old protagonist starts out as a champion swimmer and ends the film as a suicidal mess. Except because it's Lifetime TV, the most they can actually show is just Justin looking at women in skimpy costumes and the film's Aesop gets undermined when all the problems that happen for Justin don't actually come from looking at porn in general. He gets addicted to energy drinks simply because he drinks them when he looks at porn, he gets into trouble with people in town because the woman whose porn he was watching accuses him of raping her because he won't sleep with her. Half the kid's problems seem to stem from having a mother who feels such a habit warrants therapy and interventions. And yet the mother is meant to be the heroine of the story.
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  • Clueless Aesop: Because of television content standards, the most the movie can actually show of Justin's internet pornography addiction are pictures of scantily clad women, rather than any form of hardcore pornography featured on websites like Brazzers or Bangbros. This in turn undermines the film's message, since if something that mild is all it takes for him to spin out of control, it becomes questionable whether he either has psychological problems already, or if his mother's overreaction had something to do with it.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Averted. At no point in the film does Justin touch himself while looking at porn. He's just looking at it.
  • Fully-Clothed Nudity: What the "porn" constitutes to.
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: When Justin's mom discovers Justin's younger brother keeping a porno CD-ROM, her husband suggests there might be another explanation for the disc's title, to which she snarkily responds "Like what? Virgin Vaginas are a new band?", evidently unaware of bands like Barenaked Ladies, Butthole Surfers and Gay For Johnny Depp.
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  • The Internet Is for Porn: It's a story about a teenager who becomes addicted to internet porn and his life is destroyed because of it. It's like a nondenominational live-action Chick Tract about how New Media Are Evil. Just to make it confusing he's only found out because he inexplicably makes hard copies and hides them poorly (suggesting the writer was unclear on the concept or hastily adapted a script about dirty magazines), and depending on the scene it renders him either obsessed or utterly disinterested with real-life sex.
  • A Man Is Always Eager: The male lead is always pressuring his girlfriend to have sex with him because he thinks he is ready.
  • Porn Stash: Of CD's labeled of what kind of porn they are. Naturally, the mother stumbles upon it.
  • Sex Is Evil: Or rather what this movie thinks is sex (or porn in this case) anyway.
  • Space Whale Aesop: Don't ever look at even the softest of softcore porn or your girlfriend will dump you, you will suddenly suck at whatever you were good at before, and the kids you thought were cool will beat the shit out of you.