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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?

DontWannaBeObamasElf Wed 28-Aug-13 10:06:57

I actually really want to see that film. Linda Lovelace led an interesting life and it'd be good to see how Amanda Seifried portrays her. If my local cinema shows it in baby club then fantastic.

Tee2072 Wed 28-Aug-13 09:32:39

It's not a porn film, you know. It's a movie about a porn star. If it was a porn film and full of sex scenes a la porn, it would be rated NC17 or X.

You're being way beyond PFB and a bit daft.

The babies won't know or care.

Yonionekanobe Wed 28-Aug-13 09:26:54

Big Scream was fantastic when I had DD. the one activity in the week that was for me. So much so that DD1 is having her morning with grandma on a Thursday when DD2 arrives so I can go again!

As others have said Lovelace is a film about domestic violence and the stark contrast between a public persona and the life behind the screen. Meant to be quite harrowing. DH has no interest in seeing it whilst I would like to.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Tue 27-Aug-13 23:33:37

Thanks StillSeekingSpike! grin grin

Have just been inspired by your enthusiasm to have a good look on google scholar, and you are right, there is nothing! I am totally going to become the world expert. After I have had this next baby. If I don't forget.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 27-Aug-13 17:11:41

pinkbear, I know you didn't say anything about the babies being there. That was my point. That's kind of the point of this thread – the OP doesn't think it's an appropriate film to watch with a baby, not that it's not an appropriate film to watch with a bunch of strangers.

meditrina Tue 27-Aug-13 16:53:20

"I thought even though the films were meant to be for parents they still had to be a u or pg."

You thought wrong. "Big Scream" type screenings (for adults plus a baby under 1 year) have permission to show any cert film.

It is only if children over 1 are admitted that they then become "Kids Club" type screenings, up to 12A.

If your local cinema is only showing U and PG at 'Big Scream' screenings, that is a local decision (perhaps because they have not yet applied for permission?) not because it is impossible.

ermumof2 Tue 27-Aug-13 16:44:49

Yabu , the film is for adults , babies wouldn't have a clue what's going. on on screen , it's not going to do them any harm , and it is a film about Linda Lovelaces life , not a porno film.

pinkbear82 Tue 27-Aug-13 16:31:52

Lady - absolutely that's my choice, hence why I wouldn't go. Nice of you to agree with me on that point. hmm

I didn't say anything about the babies being there. I'm fairly certain that my 12 wk old wouldn't come back to me in future years and say she remembers watching a film about a porn star making millions..... Just the same she won't remember she watched dumbo either.

StillSeekingSpike Tue 27-Aug-13 15:06:23

====> Off the point- MyThumbs- that is an absolutely brilliant point about breastfeeding and vampires. I am stunned nobody has thought of that parallel before. YOu could easily get a PhD out of that thanks

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 27-Aug-13 14:42:30

pinkbear, if you wouldn't want to watch the film 'with a bunch of strangers' then that's a different issue. It has nothing to do with the presence or otherwise of a baby. hmm

It's also not a particularly select choice – it's a fairly mainstream film.

WilsonFrickett Tue 27-Aug-13 14:42:01

shock Ladybigtoes that's certainly not a new mummy film! Can you imagine!

pinkbear82 Tue 27-Aug-13 14:39:53

Op I don't think you Abu. I get its the topic of the film, not the rating that is strange. Wouldn't be my cup of tea to sit and watch with a bunch of strangers.
But get that some would be more than happy. However, it strikes me as a very select choice and not something that would hold mass appeal.

What ever floats your boat.

LadyBigtoes Tue 27-Aug-13 14:39:01

I loved baby cinema and the fact that they put on loads of normal films aimed at adults, that I could enjoy - all sorts of stuff. I would have been most peeved if it had been sanitised for me.

However, I did see one ad for a baby cinema that was showing "We Need to Talk About Kevin" shock - now that does seem less like something I'd want to attend as a new mum...

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Tue 27-Aug-13 14:31:16

Did anyone else find that the look of bliss the vampires got as they bit into a person was really similar to the look a breast feeding baby has when they latch on? Or was I just sleep deprived and a bit dillusional?

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Tue 27-Aug-13 14:27:39

Another person here who spent the early breast feeding days working my way through True Blood! Can't beat a bit of gratuitous hot vampire sex for keeping you company during night feeds grin. But you know what? It's totally fine because tiny babies just don't notice. And when they do start noticing it stops being fun and you stop doing it.

I wish I lived near your cinema. My mother and baby screening options this week are a crappy looking snail cartoon called Turbo or the One Direction movie sad

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Tue 27-Aug-13 14:10:57

There is no research that says under 2s wtaching tv will make them grow up violent. I think you're conflating about 3 separate issues there.

ScariestFairyByFar Tue 27-Aug-13 14:04:21

I thought even though the films were meant to be for parents they still had to be a u or pg.

JADS Tue 27-Aug-13 13:49:21

YABU OP, but I do kind of agree with you, so I am BU too!

My DS took DN to see the Hurt Locker at a baby club screening. I thought that was weird, but they made the explosions quieter so that was OK confused. You have research saying that under 2s should never watch any TV because they grow up to be violent but babies being exposed to 15/18 films is OK {tongue-in-cheek}. I actually don't think it will do the baby any harm btw, I would just find it odd. And I wouldn't judge anyone who took their baby to one either.

When BF, I used to watch Ugly Betty a lot which I think is a 15 and I am therefore a massive hypocrite, Dh wasn't allowed to play Fallout New Vegas though which is an 18.

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Tue 27-Aug-13 13:48:34

I don't understand why having a baby with you makes any film suddenly unacceptable. What difference does it make if I have my baby with me or not?

SarahAndFuck Tue 27-Aug-13 13:47:19

I thought the film sounded very sad. The man in the interview I read wrote a book about her and said he believed she never wanted to be anything other than a wife and mother and her abusive husband and then the culture in Hollywood forced her into a porn and prostitution life she never wanted to live.

It's meant to be about her life, not a recreation of her porn films, so even if they have scenes of her acting in them, they would hopefully not be presented in a porn way. If that makes sense. It's not a porn film, even though it's about a woman who made porn films as part of her career.

The little I've read about her and this film made me feel very sorry and sad for Linda Lovelace. And I do think the film might be interesting and very sad. Your baby won't care though.

pinkdelight Tue 27-Aug-13 13:46:48

From the queues at the local Odeon, Lovelace has a mainly female audience. It's not Deep Throat and it's not for men to whack off to. As I said, I'm not a fan, but it's always worth looking a little closer at what a film's actually about before leaping to conclusions / censoring what's appropriate for whom. We don't need another Mrs Whitehouse!

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 27-Aug-13 13:18:11

Quite, Wilson grin

OnIlkelyMoorBahtat Tue 27-Aug-13 13:06:55

Just because a woman has a baby, doesn't suddenly mean she's only interested in baby things. Or is the OP suggesting that mothers shouldn't be allowed to be interested in such films? A baby is not going to be following the film, for heaven's sake!

WilsonFrickett Tue 27-Aug-13 12:14:35

kiwi if it was Sex and the City 2, maybe it was just on grounds of good taste?? Worst. Movie. Ever. wink

ButchCassidy Tue 27-Aug-13 11:13:58

I will be going.
Why would being a mum holding my baby stop me watching films that interest me.

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