The powder keg that is adult movie culture has exploded in the lives of our children. The often-devastating consequences are explored in the documentary film Sext up Kids.
From tiny tots strutting bikini-clad bodies in beauty pageants to companies marketing itty-bitty thongs and padded bras to 9-year olds, images of ever-younger sexualized girls have become commonplace.
While, young boys are being saturated with access to 24/7 hard-core adult material online. From skate parks to the school bus, by the time they’re eighteen, 80% of boys are viewing adult movies online. Toss social media into the mix and kids can not only consume X-rated images, but can also now produce them. Sexting has become a Grade 7 right of passage.
In Sext Up Kids, teens and pre-teens show and tell what they are doing and why they are doing it. Experts reveal startling new research, tracking how the pressure to be sexy is changing teen and sexual behaviour in alarming ways, as “anal becomes the new oral.”
Parents and educators struggle to help kids navigate puberty in a world where the line between pop culture and porn culture is increasingly blurred. For every parent who thinks, “that’s not my son or daughter,” this documentary film is your wake up call.
12 Comments / User Reviews
Denial is what humans are really good at —- ask any alcoholic, ask any porn, um, a d d i c k t .. Denial defines us, fullstop. We called Freud a Fraud when he said everything comes down to sex, called him reductionist, narrow, limiting ourselves to some hokey unidimensional interpretation of a simple truth he was trying to get across. 21C already and sex, we find, yay, i s e v e r y t h i n g, especially where the actual slimy business of breeding is so distasteful, and appearing anyway this end-of-empire urge to open our legs to the sack-clad usurper with his ‘god is great’ (well you know.. size counts when you’ve 42 virgins to service). And when you deny that centrality of sex you just make it even more so —— as put so succinctly by Victor below. But to anybody for whom that is too depressing, remember some words of John McLaughlin ” ..art? Art is all there is — what else is there?” Placing art above even shopping and fucking. So when you really can’t get to that 7th porngasm of a morning at your banker’s desk, and reproduction is looking way too messy —- try going home and painting a picture.
Almost a good program until the end when the kids are making videos to the younger classes. One boy says ” real boobs feel so much better than fake ones.” while I appreciate his enthusiasm to tell girls plastic surgery and striving for unrealistic ideals isn’t important… he is still placing women as HIS sexual object!
This is highly disturbing. Either legalize paedophilia because that is what this is pretending to be something else – or identify the marketing executives, individuals responsible (even if its a company) and dish out vigilante justice, because a company is protected by its anonymity and its ability to shift blame endlessly from one department to another, push boundaries deliberately and then retract them as a “mistake” only to push the boundaries again later, or use the brand and company profile to hide behind legality. Find out who is making the decisions and punish them.
The thing that disturbes me the most, is that there is a need for docu’s like this. That, in this day and age, people are still oblivious on the fact of the (self)destructive nature of our culture. That there are actualy people out there, who need to be told that these kind of behaviours are wrong.
Other than that, I missed the ‘boy’ aspect in this documentary. Boys are being sexualized just as much as girls, and it should not be left out. By doing so, you keep the separation between genders alive and blooming. ‘Oh the things men are doing to women, what women are doing because of men’. M’am, the other way around is just as much a reality as what’s happening to girls. Girls have Barby, boys have Action Man. Girls have cup D, boys have sixpacks.
At least they can get over sex quickly, you see what happens with an adult that didnt get enought sex. He craves it till the end. So again, fuck this documentary. World is the way it is, if you try to change it it will make your life misserable. Focus on your own life!!!!!
@Victor, That’s an interesting perspective about the people who never had it.
Thanks and cheers!
@Victor, That’s an interesting perspective, about how it is for people who never had sex.
I loved being a little kid in the sixties, because we were free to run around and play outside all day unless we had chores or it was time for dinner. We weren’t driven or escorted every where by hovering adults. I’m so glad I’m not raising kids now.
A very shocking doc. Things are worse than I’d thought.
It’s so important that parents and mentors step up and listen/talk to their children about sex, body image, self-esteem, respect, etc.
It’s also up to the adults to set limits. They’re the ones paying for the Ipods and Iphones.
I’ve always been creeped out by that “Toddlers and Tiaras” show. And to think that the Moms put their daughters in that situation.
I feel so old watching the world changing so fast. It’s a relief knowing my daughters are adults now.
It struck me while I watched this, that me and my old high school friends would have also done really stupid, regrettable things too, if we’d had access to all the latest technology. We did so much stuff behind our parents’ backs; and my parents were super strict. At the ripe old age of 15 we were totally boy crazy!
the best time to be a child were the 90s, now im sure
As a 1989 kid, i agree.
@Danny, can you please send me an e-mail explaining how I can edit comments I’ve posted? I haven’t a clue using this new system.