Boys Beware!

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 5:31 AM GMT
    Here's an old "educational" film on the dangers of homosexuals preying on young boys. It's pretty funny. But it's also kinda sad to know that gays were perceived as mental cases and criminals back then.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmqNiFJyI28



    On a side note.. Inglewood sure looked different back then. icon_lol.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 11:18 AM GMT
    Back then. In my lifetime.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 11:26 AM GMT
    I am glad you posted this because it is a good cultural reference piece, but it is so absurd on its face I can't handle it, lol. I hope the folks who watched this knew how wrong it was, even if they couldn't speak up at the time.
  • zakariahzol

    Posts: 2241

    Mar 22, 2009 11:51 AM GMT
    In most other country TODAY(2009), homosexual are still consider a mental illness.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 3:11 PM GMT
    zakariahzol saidIn most other country TODAY(2009), homosexual are still consider a mental illness.

    Well, fortunately I am able to contradict you. Most western nations (and recently including the U.S., thank you Obama) have signed the UN gay rights declaration for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality.

    There are still nations in Africa and the middle east that have backward views about homosexuality, but this seems to be waning for the most part.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 3:14 PM GMT
    do you think those people actually had those soundtracks playing in their heads back then when going about daily tasks like walking to your car?


    in other news,
    'i just had a kid!'
    'oh, wow, that's great! im so happy for you!'
    'thanx- it was delicious!'
    '..........'
  • Menergy_1

    Posts: 737

    Mar 22, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen said
    zakariahzol saidIn most other country TODAY(2009), homosexual are still consider a mental illness.

    Well, fortunately I am able to contradict you. Most western nations (and recently including the U.S., thank you Obama) have signed the UN gay rights declaration for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality.

    There are still nations in Africa and the middle east that have backward views about homosexuality, but this seems to be waning for the most part.


    I think there's a big difference between (1) the UN and many western nations officially not perceiving homosexuality as a crime and (2) people still perceiving it as a mental illness, which was mentioned earlier. (I'm not sure how universal the medical world community is on no longer regarding being gay/lesbian as a mental illness. I'd hope that old concept is no more, but medical views vs. existing laws against homosexuality might still be a hard fight to win.)

    Popular, irrational opinions and mindsets don't always reflect the "official" political position, as we know from experience right here in the USA.

    And the "backward" views of other parts of the world are reflecting strong cultural and religious influences -- hard to just shift those centuries-old phobias and taboos. That doesn't mean "stop trying"!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 3:46 PM GMT

    Sick .. but it reflects the society's opinions back then in the 50s ,as they did with the black people in the start of the 20th century ..
  • HndsmKansan

    Posts: 16311

    Mar 22, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    Yeah, it makes me sick to my stomach....
  • Sebastian18

    Posts: 255

    Mar 22, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    Hehehe. That's funny. I love old educational films like that. Although, I think my number one still has to go to "the Devil Weed". Granted, I don't smoke marijuana, but the conclusions they arrive at are enough to make me want to start on principal.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    can anyone find the film on "heterosexuals" who prey on young girls? I mean, children ought to be told about the mental illness which is heterosexuality: it´s only fair.

    (unless institutional sexism thought that girls didn´t matter as much)

    Sometimes defining words is a big deal
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 5:02 PM GMT
    This is hardly a surprise.

    However, did anyone else find Jimmy cute? I'd pick him up if he needed a ride!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 5:07 PM GMT
    The cars seemed no newer than 1959, so I'm guessing this was made around 1959-60. When I was 11, near the same age as some of those boys. And yeah, I dressed that way (after school), with high-top Keds sneakers, polo shirts or Ts, and dungarees rolled up into cuffs.

    But I never saw an educational film like that. I wonder how homophobic Ingleside, CA was, to have commissioned a film on the topic just for them. I never even heard about homosexuals back then, except that you shouldn't get into a car with a stranger or speak with one, just like they said.

    We kids simply understood there were "bad" men who would kidnap us and maybe hurt us, but I don't think we ever knew why they'd want to do that.

    I may get trashed here for saying this, but aside from its hilarious dated style, and the use of one word, I don't have a lot against this film. But of course that one word is homosexual, which makes what could have been a useful lesson for boys, into a bigoted horror.

    Had they said "pedophile" instead of homosexual, would this film have been OK for 1959? And included girls as potential victims as well? Pedophiles do stalk children, they do hang around playgrounds, they do drive up in cars to offer rides, and they do hang around restrooms, as least those who target boys, and many no doubt do have a form of mental illness. And kids oughta know that, and know what to do and what not to do to protect themselves.

    But homosexuals as the boogie men here? Disgusting, yet still preached from church pulpits in the US to this day.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 5:23 PM GMT
    RV that was my point which I was getting at from one side.

    The use of that one word make what is a very helpful film into a monstrosity. In fact when i saw it I was trying to weigh up if the benefit done in protecting kids from pedophiles outweighed the damage it did to people with legitimate same sex attraction. Of course such calculations are impossible...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 5:53 PM GMT

    "The stranger joined him, and well, it was better than playing alone"


    Aint that the truth. HAHA


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 5:58 PM GMT
    I posted that in another thread also. I was trying to show how old tactics get changed a little and recycled (as in the prop 8 fight).

    Here is a wikipedia link about the film ..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys_Beware
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    Too bad they didn't think to make a video warning about middle aged heterosexual female teachers who prey on their teenage students. That seems to be where the real menace is lately.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 6:25 PM GMT
    xrichx saidHere's an old "educational" film on the dangers of homosexuals preying on young boys. It's pretty funny. But it's also kinda sad to know that gays were perceived as mental cases and criminals back then.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmqNiFJyI28



    On a side note.. Inglewood sure looked different back then. icon_lol.gif


    It's the same sort of nonsense that misinformation campaigns would have us believe on religion (it's malarkey), pot (it's not all that bad), steriods (not a single person has died from them, nor has a single agency recommended their control), weapons of mass destruction (there were none; it was a fear campaign), being fat is ok, and it's not unavoidable (it's not)...tobacco can be safe (it's not), clean coal (no coal is clean) jailing folks will make them non-drug users (it doesn't), HIV is unavoidable (it's not) and so on.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    xrichx saidHere's an old "educational" film on the dangers of homosexuals preying on young boys. It's pretty funny. But it's also kinda sad to know that gays were perceived as mental cases and criminals back then.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmqNiFJyI28



    On a side note.. Inglewood sure looked different back then. icon_lol.gif


    I actually find it kinda funny. But nowadays i don't think a lot of people think of us like that anymore, given the education we've given them.

    Unless they've lived in caves in the past six decades.

    But where's Inglewood?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 7:22 PM GMT
    Timmy kind of seemed like a slutty little twink looking for a sugar daddy...

    And this video was so informative... i now think i understand the homo[cidal]sexual mind.

    "not all homosexuals are passive"... bahaha.

    just a thought, but i think it would be great if someone made a similar video on the dangers of heterosexuality, you know, that "contagious" sickness that's been going around?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    The funniest line in the film:

    "Jimmy was let off on probation."

    I guess they weren't too into victims' rights back then either.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen said
    Most western nations (and recently including the U.S., thank you Obama) have signed the UN gay rights declaration for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality.

    There are still nations in Africa and the middle east that have backward views about homosexuality, but this seems to be waning for the most part.


    I wasn't aware that "western nations" make up a majority of the world. And you can add most of Asia and Eastern Europe to your list of places that have backward views about homosexuality. And much of Latin America. And much of Polynesia.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    Pattison saidBack then. In my lifetime.


    I remember those days as well. Anita Bryant anyone? Seeing the movie "Milk" brought back a lot of bad memories. I wanted to throw something at that self-righteous, smug face of hers.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 9:03 PM GMT
    Well, ript, you seem to be putting words into my mouth and trying to pick a fight. This is an unfortunate trend here on the RJ forums.

    But in fact, to your point, Argentina now recognizes gay marriage and Chile offers civil unions. And Polynesia as long been accepting of what they call fa'afafine, men who live and present themselves as women.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 22, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidWell, ript, you seem to be putting words into my mouth and trying to pick a fight. This is an unfortunate trend here on the RJ forums.

    But in fact, to your point, Argentina now recognizes gay marriage and Chile offers civil unions. And Polynesia as long been accepting of what they call fa'afafine, men who live and present themselves as women.
    Latin America is pretty progressive, Spain has gay marriage .. see the map below .. blue is where there is either civil union or marriage .. Red or orange not so good .. large penalty (prison) or death

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World_homosexuality_laws.svg
    450px-World_homosexuality_laws.svg.png