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To think this is not an appropriate film for baby club?

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DfanjoUnchained Tue 27-Aug-13 08:07:51

I was looking forward to going to baby club and checked what they were showing and was quite taken aback to see it was the movie about a porn star.
The story of Lovelace the star of 'Deep Throat' confused

Aib a bit precious, or is this inappropriate? What parent would want to watch that with their small baby?

Tiredemma Tue 27-Aug-13 08:08:28

It must be a mistake surely? Its an 18???

pinkdelight Tue 27-Aug-13 08:11:04

They're not for the babies. Those screenings for under-12 months are films for grown-ups who can't get out to the cinema without the sprog. I'm no fan of Lovelace but I don't see the problem really. Kids Club is where you go for U rated films.

redexpat Tue 27-Aug-13 08:12:44

What pink said. I saw American Pie the reunion and The Inbetweeners at baby cinema. Definitely not for the babies!

DfanjoUnchained Tue 27-Aug-13 08:12:56

It's not really the rating, it's more that its basically a film about a porn star and will show lots of pornographic scenes. I just don't understand what mothers would want to watch this with their babies. Seems a bit yuck to me.

Tiredemma Tue 27-Aug-13 08:17:27

I really didn't know that cinemas did this! I'm intrigued. Currently 37 weeks pregnant so will be looking out for this in future!

BeauNatt Tue 27-Aug-13 08:18:22

If all the babies are under 1 (which is normal for parent and baby screenings ime) they usually show something for the parents. You're entitled to dislike that particular film but there's nothing inappropriate about the setting, the babies won't know what's going on.

ThedementedPenguin Tue 27-Aug-13 08:19:18

I think YABU. If it was toddlers and up yes I'd agree but babies aren't going to have a clue.

whois Tue 27-Aug-13 08:21:38

* I just don't understand what mothers would want to watch this with their babies. Seems a bit yuck to me.*

Well the film isn't for the baby. It's not meant to be some interactive kids club where you loud parent "look mummy's munchkins, that's a PENIS, that's right a PENSIS."

That is a film that some adults will find interesting, it's not actually a porno but a film about a porn star. Big difference. If you find it 'yuck' then just don't go.

DfanjoUnchained Tue 27-Aug-13 08:26:28

It's not meant to be some interactive kids club where you loud parent "look mummy's munchkins, that's a PENIS, that's right a PENSIS


Isn't the plural penii? grin

I guess our children see so much sexual content from so young that we need to get them started early. But I understand they don't get what's going on.

AngryGnome Tue 27-Aug-13 08:26:39

Same as everyone else has said - the film is for adults not the babies. They won't know what they're watching. I you don't like the film that's fair enough , just don't go. I watche sopranos box sets whilst I was bf for hours on the sofa at home - hardly kid friendly tv, but as ds was a baby it didn't matter. I didn't fancy spending hours on end watching Disney classics!

AngryGnome Tue 27-Aug-13 08:28:08

What do you mean you 'need to get them started early'? confused

DfanjoUnchained Tue 27-Aug-13 08:28:11

I think it'll be full of dads and babies as I can't see what mums would want to watch that for a treat to the cinema

Hassled Tue 27-Aug-13 08:28:27

God I wish they'd had these when mine were little - it sounds like such a good idea.

DfanjoUnchained Tue 27-Aug-13 08:28:41

I was being sarcastic, obv Angry

Hassled Tue 27-Aug-13 08:29:38

You realise the Lovelace film is about a porn star, but it's not actually porn? I saw a review thing - looked quite interesting.

DfanjoUnchained Tue 27-Aug-13 08:31:35

Funny, because everyone on their FB and twitter are all saying what I'm saying, i.e 'what a strange choice for a lunch time mother and baby club', and 'is that even legal?'and just find it a bit distasteful.

But mnetters think its fine.


LaVitaBellissima Tue 27-Aug-13 08:34:18

I watched Black Swan, I thought the same really, not entirely appropriate but better than watching the endless Disney films that I have to now!

meditrina Tue 27-Aug-13 08:35:06

I can remember watching 18 cert films at a 'baby' screening.

It's not a kids club (U and the occasional PG); it's a club restricted to adults and under-1s specifically so that any cert film can be shown.

Ours always showed something fom the main listing. Presumably, that's what has happened here?

wigglesrock Tue 27-Aug-13 08:41:20

Then don't go. Again with the infantalising of women who've had children? You know what my taste in films didn't change just because I've had children. It's a biopic about a woman who made porn films. Shall we all watch Bambi? Oh God no, the mother dies - someone might find that unsuitable.

DfanjoUnchained Tue 27-Aug-13 08:48:12

Women can enjoy whatever films they like, this just seems a bad choice for a lunch time showing with baby's.

TinyTear Tue 27-Aug-13 08:50:59

My first Baby Club film was The Woman in Black, an horror film about a child killing ghost... nothing wrong with that...
She slept all of the film anyway

HandMini Tue 27-Aug-13 08:52:17

this just seems like a bad choice for a lunch time showing with baby's - disagree strongly. I really enjoyed the fact that our baby cinema screening showed 15 / 18 films - I couldn't get out in the evening to see the films I would have chosen and really enjoyed having some adult entertainment no porn connotations please! in an otherwise baby filled day. The idea that there are certain "suitable" films for mothers or for lunch time viewing is ridiculous.

WaitingForMe Tue 27-Aug-13 08:52:56

I think it's great that they're showing all the things they'd usually show and have no idea why being a mother would change my taste in films - I think it sounds interesting.

BeauNatt Tue 27-Aug-13 08:55:27

The point of the film screenings is that new parents can't get out to an evening screening. So it's a great choice for a lunchtime baby screening. Get a grip OP.

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