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My mother just quit watching SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS because it was FRESH.

Obviously my octogenarian mother has never watched SHAMPOO or any of many MANY other films from the 1960s to our time that stretched the limits of what is allowable in a movie.

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My mother just quit watching SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS because it was FRESH.

Obviously my octogenarian mother has never watched SHAMPOO or any of many MANY other films from the 1960s to our time that stretched the limits of what is allowable in a movie.

 

Oh, come on ... don't make fun of mom.

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Wow, "fresh." Haven't heard that one in awhile. Here it means risque ... but it can mean sassy. "Don't get fresh," I can remember my mother saying sternly. Who me?

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My mother just quit watching SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS because it was FRESH.

Obviously my octogenarian mother has never watched SHAMPOO or any of many MANY other films from the 1960s to our time that stretched the limits of what is allowable in a movie.

 

Octogenarian?

 

Are you sure she hasn't been lying about her age? Sounds well over a hundred to me.

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Octogenarian?

 

Are you sure she hasn't been lying about her age? Sounds well over a hundred to me.

 

You're right about that.    Splendor in the Grass was released in 1961.   Say 'mom' is 85 (mid point for Octogenarian).

 

Mom would have been around 32 years old when the film was released.   Therefore the content of a film like that must have offended her back when she was in her early thirties.      I say mom shouldn't watch movies!

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You're right about that.    Splendor in the Grass was released in 1961.   Say 'mom' is 85 (mid point for Octogenarian).

 

Mom would have been around 32 years old when the film was released.   Therefore the content of a film like that must have offended her back when she was in her early thirties.      I say mom shouldn't watch movies!

 

But is it so unreasonable to assume that Splendor in the Grass might have been "fresh" to a 32-year-old woman in 1961.  If so, maybe she hasn't changed much in the intervening years.

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You're right about that.    Splendor in the Grass was released in 1961.   Say 'mom' is 85 (mid point for Octogenarian).

 

Mom would have been around 32 years old when the film was released.   Therefore the content of a film like that must have offended her back when she was in her early thirties.      I say mom shouldn't watch movies!

Movies like this, in the ever more permissive 60s, must've made her quit watching movies around then.

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You're right about that.    Splendor in the Grass was released in 1961.   Say 'mom' is 85 (mid point for Octogenarian).

 

Mom would have been around 32 years old when the film was released.   Therefore the content of a film like that must have offended her back when she was in her early thirties.      I say mom shouldn't watch movies!

 

It is likely that by 32 her value system would have formed and had a chance to settle in.  Makes sense.

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My mother just quit watching SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS because it was FRESH.

Obviously my octogenarian mother has never watched SHAMPOO or any of many MANY other films from the 1960s to our time that stretched the limits of what is allowable in a movie.

 

Ever heard the story, when "Shampoo"  first aired on television, it was interrupted by Prell and Head & Shoulders commercials :P

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On another, but possibly similar tack, MY mother refused, for some reason, to watch ANY movie that had ROBIN WILLIAMS in it!

 

SHE claimed---"I have NO interest in ANY of that SMUT!"  :huh:

"Smut"?  I don't recall any of William's movies being pornographic , which I've always associated as being "smut". 

 

I'm sorry I never got her to clarify what she MEANT by that.  Just, something in her tone suggested it was best not to pursue it. B)

 

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It is likely that by 32 her value system would have formed and had a chance to settle in.  Makes sense.

 

The main point here is that this mom didn't watch many of the movies that followed SITG because of their content according to the OP. 

 

Finding the actions of characters in a movie or the characters themselves objectionable is a common practice (otherwise one is a psychopath) but to not see movies with content as 'light' as SITG (it isn't a porno film!),   to me is odd,  at best.    These movies reflect the reality of human sexuality.   One shouldn't be afraid of that. 

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On another, but possibly similar tack, MY mother refused, for some reason, to watch ANY movie that had ROBIN WILLIAMS in it!

 

SHE claimed---"I have NO interest in ANY of that SMUT!" 

 

"Smut"?  I don't recall any of William's movies being pornographic , which I've always associated as being "smut". 

 

I'm sorry I never got her to clarify what she MEANT by that.  Just, something in her tone suggested it was best not to pursue it.

 

She was probably confusing him with Richard Pryor or something.

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The main point here is that this mom didn't watch many of the movies that followed SITG because of their content according to the OP. 

 

Finding the actions of characters in a movie or the characters themselves objectionable is a common practice (otherwise one is a psychopath) but to not see movies with content as 'light' as SITG (it isn't a porno film!),   to me is odd,  at best.    These movies reflect the reality of human sexuality.   One shouldn't be afraid of that. 

 

So Splendor is 'light' then. Good to know. I based an earlier comment on the assumption that there was something at least marginally objectionable therein (or even perhaps a bit more than that.) I don't remember the film at all although I may have seen it at one time. My mother was 36 in 1961 and her whole side of the family had a fairly severe puritanical streak and therefore a correspondingly low threshold for "splendor" in any fashion, be it movies or conversation.  I never discussed "the reality of human sexuality" with my mother (all my info came from the other side of the family) but I do know that there are full-fledged adults who recognize this "reality" only in a distant way and who are quite "afraid of that," the fact they might well "shouldn't be afraid of that" notwithstanding. Happily, I don't count myself as being among them.

 

BTW, Splendor in the Grass is a great title, isn't it? It makes me have a real appreciation for the word, splendor. Yes, splendor is a fine thing, no doubt, whether in the grass, here or maybe over there, wherever we can find it. We should all have a little splendor in life.

 

:)

 

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On another, but possibly similar tack, MY mother refused, for some reason, to watch ANY movie that had ROBIN WILLIAMS in it!

 

SHE claimed---"I have NO interest in ANY of that SMUT!"  :huh:

"Smut"?  I don't recall any of William's movies being pornographic , which I've always associated as being "smut". 

 

I'm sorry I never got her to clarify what she MEANT by that.  Just, something in her tone suggested it was best not to pursue it. B)

 

Sepiatone

 

Did she also got upset when Loretta Lynn talk about getting **** by baloney sandwiches on the radio ?

 

The radio interview scene in "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980)  LOL!

 

Don't know where in the hell you think you are lady but that kind of SMUT don't belong in this part of the country

 

(Autocensor, are you kidding me?)

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So Splendor is 'light' then. Good to know. I based an earlier comment on the assumption that there was something at least marginally objectionable therein (or even perhaps a bit more than that.) I don't remember the film at all although I may have seen it at one time. My mother was 36 in 1961 and her whole side of the family had a fairly severe puritanical streak and therefore a correspondingly low threshold for "splendor" in any fashion, be it movies or conversation.  I never discussed "the reality of human sexuality" with my mother (all my info came from the other side of the family) but I do know that there are full-fledged adults who recognize this "reality" only in a distant way and who are quite "afraid of that," the fact they might well "shouldn't be afraid of that" notwithstanding. Happily, I don't count myself as being among them.

 

BTW, Splendor in the Grass is a great title, isn't it? It makes me have a real appreciation for the word, splendor. Yes, splendor is a fine thing, no doubt, whether in the grass, here or maybe over there, wherever we can find it. We should all have a little splendor in life.

 

:)

 

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Well what is 'light' is relative especially when the topic is human sexuality,  but my point was that the film SITG,  since it was made during the Production code era isn't close to a film like,  say,   9 1\2 weeks.

 

As for discussion with mom on the topic;  well I think most of us try to avoid that!    But it does come up from time to time.  E.g. Mom will ask me 'I just don't understand what he sees in her?'.      I'll say 'mom,  I have explained this before'.     She blush and say 'oh, well,  I don't think it could be that'.    I'll say 'I hope it is that,  or this guy really has problems!'.

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Loretta Lynn talk about getting **** by baloney sandwiches

 

what...what...WHAT??

 

SHE claimed---"I have NO interest in ANY of that SMUT!" 

 

I think a lot of older people are simply turned off by "blue" language. It could have just simply been that he used the F word in his stand-up. She may have assumed he'd be that wild in a movie....kind of like Bobcat Goldthwait.

 

I really liked SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS....did Natalie ever make a bad movie?

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Loretta Lynn talk about getting **** by baloney sandwiches

 

what...what...WHAT??

 

SHE claimed---"I have NO interest in ANY of that SMUT!" 

 

I think a lot of older people are simply turned off by "blue" language. It could have just simply been that he used the F word in his stand-up. She may have assumed he'd be that wild in a movie....kind of like Bobcat Goldthwait.

 

I really liked SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS....did Natalie ever make a bad movie?

SEX AND THE SINGLE GIRL comes to mind...

 

As for Mom, I don't think she ever, anywhere, caught William's stand-up act.  And, like I said, she never DID explain any of it.  Besides, with the exception OF the "F" word, she was quite capable of letting loose of a DEEP "blue streak"!

 

 

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