earl-jonas - July 11, 2019
Teen sex comedies aging poorly isn't necessarily cataclysmically Earth-shattering news, and yet people are in an uproar over the nudity in American Pie, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The gorgeous Shannon Elizabeth even said about her infamous leaked webcam scene:
If this had come out after the #MeToo movement, there would definitely be a problem. I think that it would have gone down differently.
Here are some of the other reactions from people ruminating over the sex scenes and jokes in American Pie:
American Pie has aged really badly, particularly in how it treats women, consent and privacy. #Booksmart does a much better job with it, and it's because it has a different understanding of gender.
— Chris Brosnahan (@ChrisBrosnahan) June 24, 2019
What about American Pie where those knuckleheads broadcast the exchange stident stripping and masturbating without consent, peer pressure their friend into trying to have sex with her on camera and get in no trouble, while the girl is deported for embarrassing her host family
— Mike Dynamo (@MikeDynamo) February 24, 2019
I watched American Pie tonight for the first time in like idk 20 years. Holy fuck is that film problematic.
— Biz316 (@biz316) February 10, 2019
For as much as we base our opinions on those of random people on Twitter because that's what you do now, we want to hear if our readers think American Pie has aged in a way that could be classified as "problematic af." In order to refresh your memory, check out the main scene in question at the top of the page. I give my consent for you to tell us your opinion in the comments.