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Entertainment Media Analysis Report

Austin Powers: The Spy Who ------- Me * (1999), PG-13
CAP Score: 44
CAP Influence Density: 2.42

Thomas A. Carder
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"Austin Powers: The Spy Who ------- Me" (PG-13) -- This analysis bears a warning.

Our media analyses pull no punches. Descriptively, this one is nearly as vulgar as the movie. But we tell it like it is. We do not use foul language or terms but we say what is there. Please understand that this movie was a very vulgar movie -- and we tell you how vulgar it is. I will soon forget this movie -- no problem -- I just wish I could forget the sight of the eigght or nine year old little girl in the audience.......with her parents.

Before I get into the dirt, I need to warn you about this commentary but this stuff was IN THE MOVIE! Right there! Onscreen! Maybe this analysis and commentary will wake up some of us to what the entertainment industry is doing. Remember, THIS IS A PG-13 MOVIE!

At the beginning of the movie, there was a great deal of nudity which was very lightly masked as Powers pranced nude through what appeared to be a mall. The nudity was so bold and the masking so weak that as Powers spread his legs apart in one scene, the stretch of the tendons in his crotch was visible. In scenes of full nudity his genitalia were ghosted fleshtone; defocused. In other scenes of nudity, convenient objects were used to hide his genitalia -- and ONLY his genitalia. Convenient objects used included furniture, a clock, and textblocks of the names of actors/actresses. In one instance a baby's head was used to hide Powers' genitalia -- and yes, the baby was facing Powers, in the same way DiCaprio's head in *Titanic* was used to hide Winslett's genitalia, but the baby's head was much smaller in perspective than DiCaprio's, thus, less was hidden. Though the baby was an animated baby (like the *Dancing Baby*), what pedophilial signal do you suppose was sent by this scene?

In another case, a bowl of fruit was used to hide Powers' genitalia. In the bowl stood upright was a peeled exaggerated banana with hints of human anatomical features. The banana was grabbed by a hand which ripped it out of the basket. As it was ripped away, two pieces of round fruit attached themselves to the bottom of the banana on either side. And Powers grimaced with pain as it was ripped away.

In another period in the movie, Powers and his opposite, Felicity [deleted] were in a tent with a light casting their shadows on the tent wall, silhouetting their activities from their left. Powers was on his hands and knees. Felicity [deleted] was kneeled behind and to the side of him fetching things out of a long duffle-type bag lying horizontally on a bench at Powers' right side. This configuration of shadows made it seem that Felicity [deleted] was directly behind him. As Felicity [deleted] reached in the bag, the shadows made it appear that she was reaching inside Power's colon. As she stretched to reach deeper into the bag, the shadows appeared as if she was slowly shoving her arm into him up to above her elbow. Dr. Larry Burthoft for Focus on the Family claims this act, when done by homosexuals, is called "fisting." If this portrayal is a homosexual suggestion, it is not the only one in the movie. Felicity [deleted] pulled several things out of the bag, which appeared to come from inside Powers. She also used a mallet to drive a tennis racket into the bag.......handle-first. (Doesn't make any sense to me, either -- driving a tennis racket into a bag?)

A rather agile and limber young lady in this movie was flopping around until she ended up doing the splits...upside down, with her legs spread as opposite and level as airplane wings. Fine acrobatics until a couple other females used the upside-down girl's leg-crouch continuum as some kind of a table, putting their elbows on it.

In another case, chess pieces were stroked and licked on by Powers and one of his sex partners. Two bishops, each with a bulbous headpiece crowned with a small knob, were arranged side-by-side to suggest female breasts. Powers fondled the knobs atop the headpieces.

Just one more (of many) to finally convince you of the vulgarity of this movie. Imagine a "Buck Rogers" space rocket with round fuel tanks at either side of the bottom of the body of the craft. That was a centerpiece of many discussions about the slang names -- ALL of them -- for male genitalia.

One more quick one -- Dr. Evil sensually sucked his little finger.

For the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie, visit the Findings/Scoring section below.

FINDINGS / SCORING: Austin Powers: The Spy Who ------- Me (1999) CAP Thermometers

NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below are likely.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • fighting including Springer type fighting
  • gunfire with bullets hitting the victim
  • firearms to control; to threaten; to intimidate
  • knife impalement
  • injury by fall off a cliff
  • death by fire (lava)
  • exploding female (robot)

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • at least 35 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • one use of the most foul of the foul words
  • several examples of arrogance from son to father, some with foul name-calling by son at father
  • at least 3 vulgar gestures
  • an aggression bite to the privates with the biter hanging on through swings and slams (the slams suggesting oral rape)
  • inappropriate sex education in elementary school
  • punk dress

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • man and woman in bed undressed
  • "Do you smoke after sex"
  • inappropriate/vulgar dress, including massive cleavage/breast exposure and revealing fishnet clothing; skimpy dress
  • sexual talk, offers, innuendo, comments, suggestions, invitations, and more
  • machine gunfire from the breasts of a fem-bot
  • inappropriate touching
  • self touching of privates
  • much nudity
  • long sequence of vulgar nudity
  • dancing to entice; vulgar dancing
  • adult underwear
  • lesbianism and bisexuality
  • homosexual suggestions
  • stroking, licking, sucking chess pieces as though they were genitalia and breasts
  • suggestive eye movement
  • pelvic thrusts
  • rub dancing (female posterior on male genital region)
  • exaggeration of dependency on surgically removable sexual drive (mojo)
  • exaggerated male mammila to suggest sexual excitement
  • picture nudity
  • portraying the sexual thrust of the male at an inanimate object
  • camera angle to focus viewer on private regions
  • transvestism
  • nudity under sheets
  • pulsating brags of personal sex appeal with explicit monologue
  • a male licking his fingers then rubbing his mammila

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • bottle of Heiniken beer used because of its phonic resemblance to the slang for the posterior
  • drug dart to control

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • 17 uses of God's name in vain, once with the four letter expletive
  • "Oh, thank God" after inspecting self for explosion damage to genitalia
  • tattoos
  • insult of God - using His name in rhyme with "testicles" and other sexual words
  • mockery of Christ: "The power of Christ compels you" from *Exorcist*

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • none noted

    (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication. As required of the Holy Scriptures, unless God's name is used with reverence to His glory and praise, its use is considered in vain.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

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