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Sorority Boys (2002), R
Analysis Date: March 22, 2002
CAP Score: 30
CAP Influence Density: 3.01
SORORITY BOYS (R) -- Ready yourselves for rather crude truth about the content of this film.
Distributed by: Touchstone Pictures
Director(s): Wally Wolodarsky
Producer(s): Larry Brezner, Michael Fottrell , Walter Hamada
Written by/Screenplay: Joe Jarvis, Greg Coolidge
Cinematography/Camera: Michael D. O'Shea
Music: Mark Mothersbaugh
Editing: Richard Halsey
Dave (Barry Watson), Doofer (Harland Williams) and Adam (Michael Rosenbaum) of the KOK (Kappa Omicron Kappa) fraternity get kicked out of their frat house for allegedly stealing house funds. Realizing a video tape was secretly made of the KOK president having sex with a girl in the bed next to the safe holding the money, Dave surmises that "Watergate" video tape would likely have captured the house president stealing the money, too. The trio decided to launch a campaign to get that tape. The best way to do that is to go to the DOGs -- the DOG (Delta Omicron Gamma) sorority house. I guess DOG house is appropriate since this movie is a carbon copy of Animal House, morally speaking anyway.
The DOG chapter doctrines are to stamp out ridicule of women just because of what they look like and to stop treating girls with less than "picture-perfect" features as ... dogs. I happen to agree with those doctrines. To torment someone because of the way they were born is shallow and cheap [John 7:24]. As I've said, there is some good in almost all movies. Too bad the good has to typically be played down and smothered in ignominy.
Dave, Doofer and Adam find the DOG house is recruiting. Deciding the best way to effect their campaign to get the tape was to become sorority sisters, they become ladies of the DOG house [Deut. 22:5]. Dave becomes Daisy, Doofer (Robert) becomes Roberta and Adam becomes Adina, each well suited as beneficiaries for the DOG house doctrines. Once members, the boys found camaraderie and confidence among the DOGs. Leah (Melissa Sagemiller) was president of the DOGs. She found a special closeness with Dave ... er ... with Daisy. Close in every way with her. Close in the shower with her. Close in the bed with her. The thread there is Leah finding closeness with her. Yes, there was a lesbian thread in this "plot." [Rom. 1:26] I suspect there will be many defenders of filth in film who will try to argue that Leah's advances was to a male so it wasn't lesbianism. Well, she did not know that in the movie, so the optics of lesbianism were there. AND, even if one were to think in sterile terms of realism and remove themselves a little from the script and see Leah making sexual moves on Dave, it was still sexual immorality [Rev. 2:20 - 22] as was just about every other frame.
I am not going to spend a great deal of time on this movie Summary/Commentary. I feel it important to get right to the issues that parents and grandparents repeatedly expressed the most interest in finding out without having to set through a movie to know. To summarize the Findings/Scoring section, there are 78 individual examples of sexual immorality including full nudity, repeated presentation of sex toys including being used as artillery and swords, coed showers, an erection hidden only by soap suds, intercourse, vulgar gestures, talk and comments, lesbian touching and kissing and many other examples of sexual debauchery [Rom. 13:13]. Inclusion of more than 40 issues of a wide assortment of profanity by the writers did not help the scoring any. To cut it short, this movie earned a score of zero (the worst possible score) in four of the six CAP investigation areas. The listing in the Findings/Scoring section will provide the details. Ready yourselves for rather crude truth about the content of this film.
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Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
Offense to God (O)(2):
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|NOTE: The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or for manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure or example from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. This is NOT a movie review service. It is a movie analysis service to parents and grandparents to tell them the truth about movies using the Truth.|
|"There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our nearly seven years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.|