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Naked Cartoons?

Just because you’ve got an evening off and a new boyfriend at your disposal doesn’t mean that you should neglect your girlfriends.  Which is why, when an old friend emailed me to ask if I’d go see Chico and Rita with her, I said “yes” without giving it a second thought.

I didn’t bother to ask what it was about; she said it had jazz music in it (which was good enough for me) and given the title, I figured it would be like Lilo and Stitch or Rio.

Well folks, it was not like Lilo and Stitch or Rio.

In fact, there were no animated birds or aliens or animals of any kind.

Chico and Rita were people.

And they got naked.

And they had sex.  I know I’m going to sound like Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess for saying this but animated people are not supposed to get naked!  And they’re certainly not supposed to have S-E-X.

I was vaguely horrified.

And Rita—well, let’s just say she was no Disney princess.

Serves me right for going to see an unrated animated film.

11 Responses to “Naked Cartoons?”

  1. Zak

    Sounds like – given no context of story – it’s perfect for teenage boys everywhere to watch late night on Netflix without their parents knowledge. And when they see the cover, with all those stars, the parents will just think hey, good for my kid watching something of value. Ha!

  2. stevesw

    The poster said it was “A beautiful love story that will not fail to move you,” well you were moved; just the poster did not indicate in which direction 😉

  3. Tech Support

    “but animated people are not supposed to get naked! And they’re certainly not supposed to have S-E-X.”

    You do realize there is a whole industry of anime porn. Not really my cup of tea, but there’s certainly tons of animated people having sex.

  4. canti

    I remember my brothers talking about “hentai”, and when I INNOCENTLY asked them what that was … they both laughed hysterically like twelve year olds … a fashion that immediately clued me in that it was something dirty.

    I’m with Kat here … cartoons aren’t supposed to be having sex. Having said that, I remember something one of my communications professors said … “with the advent of every new technology, there’s always that element determined to sexualize it for profit, because there’s a neverending market.”

    Ain’t THAT the truth.

  5. Jess Killmenow

    Tanya and I were in bed watching Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” (I cry every time at the part right before the end when Belle says ‘I love you’). Anyway, we were in the buff and I found myself so uncomfortable that I had to actually go put on some pajamas. Tanya, however, doesn’t own any sleepwear. So I had to conclude that it is okay for some cartoons to watch animated features while naked. I guess it just depends on the cartoon.

    • Jess Killmenow

      I’m sorry, please disregard my previous comment. I thought you were talking about naked cartoons watching animated features, not watching naked cartoons IN animated features. Boy do I feel sheepish.

  6. The Prof

    In the 1970s Fritz the Cat was done in animation and people were shocked by its sexual content. I would have thought that the equation animation = children would have gone by now!

  7. Lost in France

    As you say adult themed cartoons still remains counter-intuitive.

    So I think will still shock.


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