Every now and then I have inspiring, thought-provoking dreams. I have dreamt solutions to problems. I have dreamt new schemes for life or work. And then sometimes I have dreams like I did last night. I dreamt I was looking for a movie. Not just any movie, but either a horror flick or an erotic film (it was a DREAM . . . remember?) I don’t watch that stuff in real life. Whatever . . . .
On the computer was a screen much like what I use at work. Instead of inventory scrolling down the monitor, it was movies. In each description line were the genre and gender and ages of the main characters. It looked like this, except I’m making up the names of the movies because I don’t remember any of the movies listed.
First House on the Right Horror male(17), female(15), male(19)
Susie Wants a Slo Poke Erotic female(21), male(25)
Time out: I’m chuckling to myself, because that’s a really funny title for an erotic film, right? Anyone remember these?
None of the films fit what I was looking for. I was looking for older main characters. Something to which I could relate. I was thinking how I was tired of seeing some stupid teens mess about in the woods after his friend’s head just got ripped off. And I love the new cable series — admit it, they border on soft porn these days — but I know that no one looks that perfect in real life, and sex does not die at age 35.
Is it because writers think that people who are 40/50/60-years old don’t think about getting it on? Maybe we would think about it more, if they portrayed it more often. Are we too old to fantasize about the guy next door? Is it because we cringed at the thought of our own parents having desires? Instead we are supposed to be gardening and having heart attacks. Often, if we are depicted in love-making it’s a humorous scene. All I’m asking for is equal time in a seriously dirty scene.
As for the horror scenes, wouldn’t it be scarier to see Grampa climbing up to check out the knocking in the attic than some 30-year old? He isn’t as strong, not as quick, and nobody wants to see Grampa get hauled off by bloody claws. That’s just spine-tingling, nightmare-ridden stuff! I feel Gramps is a forgotten character in the spooky flick genre.
If the older generation are represented in terrorizing scenes, they are often the cause of it. They don’t want you to guess who dunnit, so it’s kids or old people — who would suspect the innocent child or helpless elder? Where is the older victim? I want to see a demon beast roaming the halls of a senior center. How scary is that?