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RabidTiger
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
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Breaking news: Hollywood glamorizes under age sex.


If that's your takeaway here then I don't know what to tell you.


Fewer Kilometers
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
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If that's your takeaway here then I don't know what to tell you.

Be thankful that he didn't spell it "Hollyweird".


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lsuwontonwrap
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
solid troll post


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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
10 years later Summer of '42 was released and everyone was cheering on the young teen to have sex with someone far older because...

wait for it...

It was a dude.

Nobody batted an eye with Summer of '42 (well, the young man is just entering manhood ol chap, jolly good.)


beauchristopher
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
It's a story.

Obviously you are referencing the original, but I actually think the 1997 version is better.





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Fewer Kilometers
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
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Summer of '42

A lot more going on there than just the reversal of the sexes. It's an innocent kid who has a crush on a decent adult who turns to one off sex with him due to a tragedy.

A bad thing, but way different than a temptress teen who uses the adult predators who are circling her for the kill.


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beauchristopher
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
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The movie doesn't exactly glamorize it.


Right. It is not about glamorizing it whatsoever.

I'm really going off by more of the 1997 version, because I don't recall the original quite as well.. but it is done in a reflective manner if that can make sense. It is a doomed, inappropriate romance.

I just prefer the way the timeline is done in the 1997 version. It definitely doesn't have the silliness of the opening scene of the original though.


randybobandy
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
You should check out Pretty Baby and Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Those are two other " French " movies that will titilize the DiamondDog.


mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
Damn, I didn't realize the Novel has been the subject of two Operas, two ballets and a Broadway musical.

Talk about flipping the narrative from filthy pornography as the Sunday Express described it to utterly mainstream.


Jay Are
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
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Talk about flipping the narrative from filthy pornography as the Sunday Express described it to utterly mainstream.


The Sunday Express was/is a shitty tabloid occasionally accused of publishing hate speech throughout the years. We probably shouldn't (and people definitely didn't) let them be our taste-makers.


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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
One of the things I like about the original is how Humbert realizes she is just a bratty teenager and they have nothing in common. Its on Netflix now if anyone hasn't seen it yet.


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PowerTool
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
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You should check out Pretty Baby


Found that randomly on cable one night and stopped to watch because it was set in old New Orleans or whatever. Ended up having a surprise crank to Susan Sarandon's big naturals.

The Brook Shields part later was weird and uncomfortable.
This post was edited on 11/26 at 3:30 pm


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Fewer Kilometers
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
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Pretty Baby

I knew the guy who wrote the historical book on Storyville that the film was based on. He hated the movie, not only for the focus on pedophilia but also because they got the history wrong.


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scrooster
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
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10 years later Summer of '42 was released and everyone was cheering on the young teen to have sex with someone far older because...

wait for it...

It was a dude.

Nobody batted an eye with Summer of '42 (well, the young man is just entering manhood ol chap, jolly good.)

I had a thing for Anne Bancroft back in the day. She just did it for me.






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Klingler7
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
Read Lolita in college. Last semester for me before graduation. We watched the film too.


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Bench McElroy
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
Are you talking about the Kubrick version or Adrian Lyme version? Because the actress who played Lolita in the Kubrick version had that Millie Bobbie Brown thing going on where she looked like she was in her early twenties. She did not look underage at all. The Jeremy Irons version was a lot creepier because the Lolita actress looked like a little girl.
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SG_Geaux
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
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The Jeremy Irons version was a lot creepier because the Lolita actress looked like a little girl.




VinegarStrokes
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
I was a big Dominique Swain fan back when I was a kid


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Bulldogblitz
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re: How did this movie Lolita ever become mainstream?
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Nabakov was an Aggie, not French


FIFY


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