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PORKY'S: How the Raunchy Comedy is Responsible for the #MeToo Movement

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Porky's (1981) took '80s audiences back to the '50s -- truly. It was a masive hit with audiences (mostly teen boys) laughing it up at the pranks, ribbing, and hijinks of a bunch of Ft. Lauderdale teens who take on a redneck strip club owner in the next country -- and that was the problem. The objectification and degradation of women for a laugh influenced others (mostly teen boys) to copy the behavior for a laugh themselves. Film critics Tara McNamara, Gen X, and Riley Roberts, Gen Z, look through the peephole at how the definitive teen sex comedy sparked decades of sexual harassment.

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