In the good and holy year of 1999, a cinematic experienced graced movie screens involving a teenage boy and a precarious pie. The film was the epitome of teen raunch and late '90s crudeness. It launched a hundred famous one-liners and made everyone look at flutes differently.
The movie in question is, of course, American Pie. In 1999, I was ten-years-old, and American Pie was absolutely forbidden to watch, which made it all the more intriguing. If you're familiar with the comedy, you'll know it's ridiculous and gross nature.
But what you might not know, is that the film hasn't exactly aged well. It's nearly twenty-years-old, and there are of plenty of jokes and plot lines that are best left in 1999. Plus, there's been a recent resurgence of people watching American Pie– and let me tell you, they are not happy with the blatant sexism, misogyny, lack of diversity and terrible jokes.
If you were to rewatch now, it's very obvious that this is a movie that could not be made in 2018.
Woke dad alert.This dad gets it. Also, can you imagine watching any of these movies with your dad? AWKWARD.
Watching American Pie, and I never realised how sexist and misogynistic this film is— Aimee Clift (@Aimee Clift)1428260219.0
Some seriously hot takes.
the american pie movies are a disgustingly hilarious exposure of sexist stereotypes— kiiibaaa (@kiiibaaa)1414542429.0
There really are a LOT of sequels.
American Pie is one of the worst movies of all time. This may be an unpopular opinion but I’ve always hated it and… https://t.co/wnxKiAbzc1— Victoria Leane (@Victoria Leane)1532583723.0
Some people are over the hot takes.This person is over it.
Some things just aren't funny.
Saw American Pie: Reunion. Funny in parts but overall pretty crap/sexist/gross. Oz was ridey though, when did that happen?!— Vicki Notaro 🎃🍁 (@Vicki Notaro 🎃🍁)1336415843.0
You are not alone, my friend.
my opinion is that the american pie movies are sexist— nathalie (@nathalie)1503254109.0
That's a fair observation.A '90s sex comedy that is also depressing? Fun!
Amen to that.One more time for the people in the back! Testosterone is not a qualifier.
Is this the through-line of the entire franchise?
Omg, American Pie - the franchise, is so ridiculously sexist! Apparently, only guys are allowed to enjoy sex.— Eyal Levy (@Eyal Levy)1445291682.0
It's honestly on TV all the time. Who agreed to those syndication terms?Which is kind of hilarious, since it has to be so heavily censored. It has to be at least an hour shorter on the television.
Some people still find it funny.
@nateallensnyde ‘American Pie’ is extremely dated and is quite sexist but there are some hilarious moments.— Mr. Cinephile 🎥 He/Him (@Mr. Cinephile 🎥 He/Him)1518835234.0
This movie isn't the only thing that doesn't hold up to today's standards. Many other pieces of entertainment have similar qualities.
Im on the #Friends episode where Ross is against Ben playing with a Barbie and it's made my rage blaze up anew.— Pre-Kerri-ous 🧙🏻♀️🎃 (@Pre-Kerri-ous 🧙🏻♀️🎃)1516052317.0
Let him play with a barbie, Ross!
If the Friends episode about Ross trying to convince his son to play with “manlier” toy than a Barbie came out toda… https://t.co/mDZSaCsds0— Arpita (@Arpita)1514601505.0
Monica being shamed because of her weight as a teenager is an atrocity.It's so hard to overlook this storyline since it's a runner throughout the series. It's the worst.
Leave Monica's past self alone.
I do enjoy Friends, but when 6 super skinny folks get to fat shaming Monica's past, I really disconnect. It's funn… https://t.co/rOuHjn5m7U— Tea Hag Sarah (@Tea Hag Sarah)1516895859.0
Moving on from, there are still other movies and TV shows that don't hold up...
This is an abomination.
Pretty much, yes.
WHO KEEPS ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN?
Leslie Knope for president.
This one is bananas.
This is a very valid complaint.
AMEN TO THIS!
Can you imagine a world where movies aren't sexist?
James Bond was the MVP of sexist movies.
Man, are old James Bond movies sexist.— Michael Oshry (@Michael Oshry)1494557796.0
If you're going to watch an old movie, it's safe to assume it probably doesn't hold up.
There’s a lot to love about old movies, but dear god how sexist they are.— Kayryn (@Kayryn)1537464384.0
The children are the future!
The problem with introducing your old favourite movies to your kids is that it becomes painfully obvious how terrib… https://t.co/uI20tkcxsd— Skullcat (@Skullcat)1536782939.0
This is insanely true.
I see this in movies a lot, where a 25-year-old male character is perceived as an adult, maybe even referred to as… https://t.co/BYNR7DNWFr— Brianna da Silva (@Brianna da Silva)1516574881.0