Following up on yesterday’s post on Mars Needs Moms…
Near the end of the movie (“near the end,” by the way, is English for “spoiler alert”), one of the main characters ends up in a relationship with a Martian woman. I was already unhappy with the movie, so the additional “ewwww” at the end barely registered on my radar. However, I began thinking about it a few days later.
|Aren't they a cute couple?|
|You may have guessed, this is a scene from a VIDEO GAME.|
I speak from personal experience.
|Sure, correlation isn’t the same as causation, but it has to count for SOMEthing.|
If watching or reading or playing something makes you more inclined to do what’s shown in it, then Mars Needs Moms would make children want to have sex with aliens.
Okay, not that many children, but Mars Needs Moms isn’t the first time interspecies relationships have been shown in children’s media.
What about The Little Mermaid?
|"Why, yes, I like redheads with... scales."|
|Couple on the left is werewolf and monster, couple in the middle is werewolf and shapeshifter. Totally wholesome.|
|In the defense of Tolkein, I'm not sure Viggo Mortensen is human.|
|Wonder what their kids look like.|
If reading these books, watching these movies, really affected children, then why aren’t we seeing a huge explosion of bestiality?
|"I like guys with big ears."|
|"Drink up, daddy!"|