What parents need to know

Parents need to know that King Kelly (a comedy shot almost entirely on iPhones) comments on the "me" generation's callousness, selfishness, narcissism, and obsession with fame. But while it's about teens, it's filled with mature material that makes it (ironically) not age appropriate for anyone under 18. To start, it has extreme sexual content, including a topless teen character (the actress playing her is really 26), simulated webcam masturbation, other sex acts, and sexual innuendo. Language is equally strong, with constant uses of "f--k," "s--t," and more. Teen girls are seen abusing alcohol and drugs over the course of a night (mainly vodka, cocaine, and Ecstasy), and other teens are seen drunk and high on pot. There's also some violence: A state trooper assaults a teen, and a secondary character is shot. It's not exactly a hopeful movie, but the sheer negative portrayal of these characters could inspire mature teens to become better people.
  • Families can talk about the teen characters' casual attitude toward sex. How do they use it? Is it about love/romance or something else? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.
  • Why are these teens obsessed with filming every detail of their lives and posting the footage online? What's the intense appeal of fame among young people? Why is it important to self reflect before you self reveal?
  • King Kelly's main character is selfish, callous, and narcissistic. Do you think she's meant to be likable? Funny? Does she make you want to be like her or avoid being like her?
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