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Fast Times At Ridgemont High: The Rose Tinted World

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There is no doubt that Fast Times At Ridgemont High is an intelligent, entertaining, and most importantly, realistic look at high school life of the early 1980's. Sex, drugs, and carefree abandon run rife with the rosy tint with which any pubertal teen sees the world. However, just because that is the most common view of teenage life does not mean that a documentary-like narrative should be devoid of a view of what living looks like with the rose colored glasses taken off.Take for instance the consequences of Stacy's loose behavior - she wants attention, sleeps with a guy to get it, and ends up not only without the attention of the guy, but pregnant as well. To top it all off, when she goes ...view middle of the document...

Stacy simply slides cheerfully off of a bed in a sunlit, cheery room, and bounces out the door. In reality, a tranquilizer is administered to a patient before and after the procedure, both to dull the pain as well as the patient's conscious reaction to it. No one on Valium is about to go bouncing anywhere.Not only is physical pain present, but also there is much emotional pain endured. Even the pro-choice movement cannot deny that. In a quote from July's Social Issues, Saltzman and Policar state, "Even representatives of Planned Parenthood, an organization that has historically denied the legitimacy of post abortion traumatization...have affirmed that women can have a variety of emotions following an abortion (grief, depression, anger, guilt, etc.)." Barring all arguments as to the moral legitimacy of abortion, both the pro-choice and pro-life movements agree that a variety of emotions occur after an abortion. Yet, Stacy shows nothing at all, nothing but bubblegum contentment.Even the room Stacy is shown in is wildly unreal. The room is bright white, the sun streaming in from the corner. Nothing but a fragment of a curtain separates the bed from the open hall. No abortion clinic is so open and inviting. The rooms are quiet, dull colors, deliberately calming and meditative. There are absolutely no windows anywhere but in the waiting rooms, both so that gawkers and possible...

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