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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My problem with the upcoming Minions movie

I was watching the trailer for the upcoming prequel to Despicable Me, Minions the other night, and I was left with my mouth hanging open in shock. What had me in such a tizzy, you ask? Well, it was a couple things, but mostly it was the end shot of one of the cute little yellow guys in a red thong with his butt hanging out. WHAT!!!?.... HOW!!!??..... WHY!!??? is this even a thing? Seriously, Why? I LOVE the Despicable Me movies and the Minions, and eventhough I had a wee bit of problem with one of the minions in a French maid's costume in one of the earlier movies, it was no where near as eyebrow raising as the red thong. There is also a scene with one of them in hot tub with 2 yellow fire hydrants that appear to be suggest naked women. Come on is it really necessary to have these types of images in a movie that is so heavily marketed towards children? I wondered if I was being overly sensitive, so I showed my sons. They range in age from 25 to 10. They all felt the same way I did. That having the cute, lovable minion in a thong showing his butt was inappropriate. I was instantly sad too, because I really wanted to take my two youngest sons to see the movie because we are HUGE fans. Now I am not so sure I will. I might, but I am not sure, yet. Now, before any of you get all mad and make rude comments or think I am sheltering my children from the world blah, blah, blah, calm down. If my sons still want to go see the movie, I will take them. One, because they are old enough to understand that adults sometimes put weird, unnecessary stuff in "kid's" movies and two, because we openly discuss things that we feel are inappropriate in movies and on television. Sometimes we disagree. But not this time. I am sure we will laugh our heads off at the movie, as we have done at the previous 2. However, I will wince every time something adult comes across the screen and feel sad that movie makers feel this is cute. Have you seen the trailer I am talking about? Well, watch it  below and tell me what you think.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Just a quick post for ya!

So, I have been thinking about blogging. I really have. I just haven't gotten around to it. I have had so many things on my plate lately, it has been nutty. Here's the condensed version. I finished working another season on Chicago Fire. I am going back to work doing craft services on another independent film in June, and we have a new puppy named Piper. I have started taking picture again. Just  of the birds outside my back window for now, but it feels good. I am still homeschooling my two youngest sons. That is an adventure in itself. And last but not least, I am going to be a grandmother! Not really rolling off the tongue yet, but inside I am as giddy as a child, with a pocket full of change, hearing the ice cream truck on a hot Summer day. Yeah, I find myself quietly looking at baby clothes and thinking of the lullabies I will sing him. I can't help think about how quickly the time has passed. My first born son is having a son. WOW!

The baby is due later this Summer and I know my son will be an awesome dad. I am sure my blogging will pick up with stories our newest family member. So, thanks for reading. Please follow my blog and stay tuned for more posts.