The Daily Chart: Why Has Sex in Movies Declined?

The data show that young people are not having sex anywhere near as much as they used to, but this only suggests that Jesse Helms was a prophet when he said, back in the 1980s, that perhaps social conservatives should support sex education in the public schools because then no one would learn how to do it.

But now it seems that sex is disappearing from the movies, believe it or not. Here’s the data chart from The Economist:

This may be the result of the Me, Too movement in Hollywood, where traditional scripts of men bedding attractive women was now sexist exploitation. I did have a Hollywood screenwriter of my acquaintance tell me a couple years ago that studio executives, producers, etc, are dying to getting back to making movies with scantily clad hot women and lots of action, which people want to see. Right now the industry is leaving this field largely to endless Fast & Furious sequels.

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