I was watching the movie "The American" (Great movie btw) the other day, and my son came and sat down with me and started watching. Even though people were being shot, and there was also a sex scene with boobies being shown, I never even thought of making him leave. From me constantly explaining to him every other time, he understands that the movie is just acting and the violence is fake.
My parents let me watch whatever I wanted and took me to see loads of films that were inappropriate for kids. All it did was turn me into a film geek. I think it's harmless, until they want you to shell out a bunch of money for film school in a few years.
As some of you know my boyfriends kids are 11 and 12yr old boys. Now when they come we're pretty about what films we let them watch etc. but I just want to gauge opinions. I'm hard pushed to let them watch 15's but I think I might be being too harsh. When I was that age I remember watching tons of slasher films etc. but it's totally put me off horror for life and I don't want that to happen to them. As for books I let the 12yr old have one of my fantasy books and r*pe is mentioned in it and I had to explain what it was all about, the boyfriend was like 'uhhh is that an appropriate book?'. Far as I'm concerned any book is appropriate but that's because I was reading any kind of novel from a young age, it's no worse than turning on the news imo.
Is this a double standard and am I too uptight?
As a side note we went to see Meet the Little Fockers or whatever it's called and they kept saying dildo's and sex and stuff and the man was like 'omg this isn't right, this isn't right'. Made me lol.