Friday, May 30, 2008

For Mature Audiences

I've often wondered about the expression for "mature" audiences only. Why is it that the more "mature" we become, society twists that to mean we can be exposed to more graphic content. Shouldn't we, as we mature, be making better choices about what we take in rather than opening our hearts and minds to the darker/uglier side of life. I'm not suggesting that we bury our heads in the sand, but is graphic content really something to grow in to?

Last night I discovered something which the rest of the world already knows about.
2006 Emmy winning TV film, most successful Disney Channel original movie ever produced, soundtrack is was the best selling album of 2006 (that's more than Rascal Flatts, Justin Timberlake... )High School Musical.

A group of girlfriends took me to see the stage show for my birthday.
It was great fun and made me realize that there's good stuff out there which I'm missing because of my season of life. My youngest child is 14. So we've never owned a Veggie Tale, nor had I seen High School Musical. That's kind of a bummer.

It was really fun, we were seated in a section of mostly elementary kids and the energy was infectious. It felt good to go see something that was good clean fun and to feel energized and happy when I left rather than that i should take a shower, confess or lock my doors.

Laugh if you want, but I loved it.


Anonymous said...

Love this post! What a great perspective. AmyE

Jenni Clayville said...

um... you said this was for mature audiences.

i was here looking for porn. ;)

JK!!! great post, jfra!