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Sorority Boys (2002), R
Analysis Date: March 22, 2002
CAP Score: 30
CAP Influence Density: 3.01

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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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  • John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
  • Deut. 22:5 A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.
  • Rom. 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
  • Rev. 2:20 - 22 The words of the Son of God: "Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality ... I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. [Is there really any difference between Jezebel and the ever-increasing acceptance of sexual immorality in and as entertainment? Is Jezebel another name for entertainment? Are we not being led astray by "her" teachings?]
  • Rom. 13:13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

    *******Food for Thought*******
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.

    Sorority Boys (2002) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • breaking and entering
  • reckless gunfire
  • vulgar harassment
  • brutality

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 28 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • 12 uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • vulgar chant, repeatedly
  • vulgar gestures, talk and expressions

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • nudity, multiple, male
  • nudity, multiple, female
  • using dildos as artillery
  • upper nudity, female, repeatedly
  • inappropriate touch, repeatedly
  • many presentations of dildos, once a bushel basket full
  • adults in underwear, many
  • nude still pictures/posters
  • vulgar "strut"
  • intercourse, repeatedly
  • form of perversion with male nudity
  • talk of masturbation
  • man in shower
  • woman in shower with man, repeatedly
  • erection hidden only by soap suds
  • vulgar self-touching
  • talk as if women are for sexual conquest, repeatedly
  • vulgar gestures, talk, comments
  • lesbian touching, repeatedly
  • lesbian kissing, repeatedly
  • "sword fight" with dildos
  • wet T-shirts on females, multiple
  • dress to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure
  • excessive cleavage

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • underage drinking, repeatedly
  • underage drunkenness, repeatedly
  • drunken revelry
  • smoking
  • drinking parties
  • planning to drug another
  • illegal drug use
  • drug intoxication

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • 5 uses of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive and 12 without
  • an entire theme on men wearing women's clothing

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

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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.

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    (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.

    (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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