Teens are calling out Dude Where's my Car? for sexism after watching movie for the first time
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Teenagers have been working their way through a few older movies and they've got a few problems with Dude, Where's My Car?
The 2000 comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott as a couple of friends who have a wild night out and wake up the next morning unable to remember any of it.
As you might have guessed from the title they're trying to figure out what happened to their car and it basically just goes from there.
When it came out it was critically panned, slammed as being annoying and unfunny with pretty much the only redeeming feature being a runtime of under 90 minutes.
However, audiences took to the movie more than critics and it became a cult hit which pulled in pretty decent numbers at the box office.
If it came out today you can bet it'd be one of those movies where people post screenshots of the Rotten Tomatoes scores for critics and the audience in an attempt to win an argument.
Then again, if it came out today it might not do anywhere near as well as teenagers just discovering the movie have slammed it for being 'pretty racist', 'sexist' and transphobic.
Vice wanted to know what modern teens thought of supposedly classic teen movies from decades gone by and Dude, Where's My Car? really did not stand the test of time with the teens who watched it.
One of the teens slammed the main characters as 'sexist losers' and argued that pretty much every woman in the movie 'exists for the two main characters’ sexual pleasure'.
Another said the movie was so bad they couldn't even make it to the end and didn't find it at all funny, they particularly didn't like a scene where Kutcher's character Jesse tries to order a Chinese takeaway, slamming it as 'not remotely funny and pretty racist'.
Another scene in the movie which the teens called out was when the characters discovered that during the drunken night Jesse had received a lap dance from a trans woman.
The reviewers found the character's reaction where he wipes his tongue and calls her a 'gender-challenged male' to be 'so disgusting'.
None of the teens really had anything nice to say about Dude, Where's My Car? and hoped a film like it wouldn't be made today.
The teens also went through a number of other 'classic' teen movies like American Pie and Clueless, and those also didn't have much the newer audiences could recommend.
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