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When Harry Met Sally... (1989) (deli scene/fake orgasm)
1
2.17%
Angel Heart (1987) (Casting of Lisa Bonet/graphic sex scene)
6
13.04%
Fatal Attraction (1987) (consequences of infidelity discussion/outraged feminists)
3
6.52%
The Blue Lagoon (1980) (Underaged Shields testified because of nude scenes)
2
4.35%
Red Dawn (1984) (outraged liberal critics/Most violent PG-13 movie)
4
8.70%
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) (outraged Christians)
16
34.78%
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (tragic stunt helicopter crash)
2
4.35%
Dressed to Kill (1980) (outraged feminists)
3
6.52%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) (kitchen table sex scene)
0
0%
Cruising (1980) (Gay community protest)
2
4.35%
Year of the Dragon (1985) (Chinese American and Asian American community protest)
0
0%
White Dog (1982) (no U.S. release after rumors began that the film was racist)
1
2.17%
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6.52%
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6.52%
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Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Old 07-27-16, 12:39 PM
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Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Which one is your favorite 1980s controversial movie that caused a commotion upon release?
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Some great stuff in that list but I'll go with Last Temptation of Christ. It's a masterpiece.
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Yep, gotta go with Last Temptation.
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Some good ones up there, between some of those and the ones I typed below it is very difficult.

Do the Right Thing
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Blue Velvet
Henry : Portrait of a Serial Killer
Possession
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Those its not quite on the same level of controversy, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins. Two movies considered too violent for their PG ratings and were responsible for the the creation of PG-13. I havent seen any of the films listed in the poll.
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

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Yep, gotta go with Last Temptation.
I went to see that at the one theater in town that was showing it. It was a "non-chain" theater and it was a bit of a haul, but I was determined to see it. It was a crappy little theater with none of the visual or audio frills of the time. I barely remember the name of the St. Louis theater (it's long gone now), but there were protesters, though they were easily avoided.

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I saw Silent Night Deadly Night for the first time this past Christmas, and its another movie worth mentioning for this thread. Good as a horror movie, and its dripping with sleaze. The extras go into detail about the protests and it was eventually pulled from theaters.

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Replace WHMS with Platoon.
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Went with Last Temptation. I wanted to mention Pretty Baby (Brooke Shields again!) but it's late 70's.
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Last Temptation Of Christ is a masterpiece. Pissing of Christians was just an added bonus, IMO.
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If released today people would probably be losing their shit over Johnny Depp pushing quaaludes in Private Resort. 1980s... no one cared.
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This poll is meaningless without Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
Those its not quite on the same level of controversy, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins. Two movies considered too violent for their PG ratings and were responsible for the the creation of PG-13. I havent seen any of the films listed in the poll.
You haven't seen Red Dawn? I'm being sincere when I say I think you would like it.
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Had to go with Last Temptation. I think I've seen every movie in the poll except for White Dog.
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Where's "Monty Python's Life of Brian"?
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Originally Posted by DthRdrX View Post
If released today people would probably be losing their shit over Johnny Depp pushing quaaludes in Private Resort. 1980s... no one cared.
They'd be losing their shit because Qualludes are back!

9 1/2 Weeks
Body Double
Robocop

Not sure if they were all "controversial", but I doubt those would be made today given how neutered the major film market is presently.
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Crimes of Passion
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You haven't seen Red Dawn? I'm being sincere when I say I think you would like it.
As a Swayze fan I have wanted to for a very long time, but I have never gotten around to it. I will try and watch it soon.
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Red Dawn was the very first PG-13 rated movie (at least the first one that made it into theaters. I've heard others were given the rating before that, but they weren't released til afterwards.)
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Wait, we're not talking about the 1984 film with Robert Hays?



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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Proud to say I've seen every film in the poll during their original release.I probably did the bulk of the movie watching of my lifetime during the 80s - I'm quite surprised so many controversial films were made then. My own personal experience was "The Last Temptation of Christ" so I'm going with that - walking through a crowd of tight-assed Christians was a good time.
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Voted for White Dog. Great late Sam Fuller flick.

Although I must say that list feels a little incomplete without Cannibal Holocaust.
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Last Temptation of Christ resulted in the fire bombing of a theater in Paris, so I'd probably go with that one.
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Interesting. I never knew that Nightmare on Elm St. and Silent Night Deadly Night were released on the same exact day and that SNDN getting pulled probably helped New Line.
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