Romantic Hollywood movies are full of illegal (criminal) actions, perpetrated by movie heroes, our role models!  Interestingly, most of these illegalities are considered highly romantic (when perpetrated by a heartthrob movie star)

When done in real life, many of the tricks used by onscreen singletons to successfully woo potential lovers can get you put away for a long time.

  1. Pranking a Rival by Doctoring His Drink
  2. Defending Her Honor – With Your FISTS
  3. Watching Your True Love From the Bushes (stalking)
  4. Just Tie The Guy Up (rape committed by females is romantic)
  5. “Oh, It Was You I Was Having Sex With!” (sex by deception)
  6. Dashing Through Airport Security to Declare Your Love
    Source: Romantic Movie Gestures That Can Get You Prison Time

It is fun to read all the details and examples:
Romantic Movie Gestures That Can Get You Prison Time

If a man tied up a woman, with no explicit consent: 10 years jail time

Man tied up to be raped by a woman (in mainstream movie)

Do these movies send us wrong messages? Do they mis-educate us and our kids? Should they be prohibited for minors? Or are our laws wrong and the movies are right? Tough questions!

Hollywood glorifies ILLEGAL violent actions perpetrated by handsome role models …. but photos and movies of LEGAL acts are child pornography

Hollywood glorifies ILLEGAL violent actions perpetrated by handsome role models …

Our inborn insticts are not acceptable in laws of the modern world. This has good reasons. Genocide and ethnical cleansing can be found not only in the holy Bible, but even in chimpanzee colonies in the wild. Overreacting in self defense is a deterrent to thugs, but nowadays gets victims of bullying and robbery into jail. Of course, occasionally, the old illegal method would work as well or better. Vigilanteism and lynching, in the past, helped to maintain order.

In Hollywood movie clearly illegal and dangerous actions are perpetrated by the hero! Not just by the villains, but by the beloved and adored hero that serves as model for adults and children alike. I always wondered why the hero never makes a police report, but rather solves his problems with his fists and guns. What a role model for our gullible children!

It seems pretty obvious that showing attractive and admired heroes committing illegal acts will incite some people to engage in likewise behavior. Especially gullible children.  Nothing illegal about these movies. Maybe they should be illegal, at least for minors? Or at least there should be warnings before, after, and during the movies “Don’t try this at home, don’t copy this criminal behavior, it is just fantasy”.

We could, of course, question some of our bleeding heart human rights laws: maybe vicious vigilantes could reign in crime more efficiently then our legal system, where bullies, robbers, and organized criminals get slaps on the wrist or escape entirely due to due-process concerns.

Some vigilante behaviour could be justified out of concern for public safety. But nothing really justifies dangerous illegal behavior just to appeal to primal inborn female romantic instincts.

And the special gist of the article we cited: madly-in-love behavior by movie heartthrobs is considered highly romantic. While men find these behaviors interesting, they appeal even more to the primal evolutionary instincts of women. But only if committed by gorgous movie star hunks.

… but photos and movies of LEGAL acts are child pornography

Now can you see, how in the child porn witch hunt, the opposite is the case? Filming, photographing, distributing, merely possessing  depictions of LEGAL behavior is a heinous crime.

  • 15 year old girl photographing herself nude with her cell phone
  • Or, God beware, a romantic couple of 15 year old Romeo and Juliet wannabes filming themselves while legally having sex.
  • Or an adult European having sex with a 16 year old, above the local age of consent. He can have sex, but he cannot film it.
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