This NSFW Teen Film is a Must Watch

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I know, “NSFW teen film” is a phrase not usually found in the media. But this one is enlightening. It’s a short, 17-minute film called Pocket, directed by Mishka Kornai and written by Zach Wechter. It’s an attempt to show a day in the life of a teenager, specifically from the point of view of a 15-year-old named Jake. It’s NSFW because of occasional swearing, sexting, and Instagram models. Millennials may have experienced technology like the iPhone in their teenage years, but Generation Z grew up with it. As the quote from Douglas Adams goes,

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

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  1. Old UNIX Guy

    Let me try to put this another way in hopes that my objection to this can be made clear … if that image were only in an article that I CHOSE TO CLICK ON, I would have no objection.

    My objection is to the fact that it was presented to me on the main Mac Observer web page … and that is inappropriate in my opinion.

    Let’s just say I was surfing and my children (I have none, so this is a hypothetical, but a valid one) could see my screen … do I even need to explain it further to you, Andrew???

    Old UNIX Guy

    • Andrew Orr

      We embed videos so that people can watch it directly from our page, instead of being pulled to another website. I understand your concern, but as I mentioned I have no control over which image is presented. I recommend getting in touch with Dave or Bryan on that.

      • Old UNIX Guy

        Andrew,

        So why don’t you only imbed the video in the article so that if someone chooses to click on that article they can watch it … but someone who is only visiting the Mac Observer website main page does not have that borderline pornographic image thrust in their face?

        In addition to the example I gave yesterday with children imagine this … I’m at work and one of my female co-workers is in my cubicle and we’re talking Mac related stuff … and I say, “Hey there was this great article about the new Mac Pro – let me bring that up.” I go to the Mac Observer and that image comes up in front of my co-worker.

        That should NOT happen…

        Old UNIX Guy

  2. Old UNIX Guy

    I am offended by the image accompanying this article, especially since it appears on the main MacObserver web page and therefore is seen whether you want to see or not.

    Call me a prude, call me anything you want – I DON’T CARE. I don’t want to see that kind of thing on The Mac Observer. That kind of content is readily available elsewhere. I’m not trying to make a moral judgement here … my main point is that a reader should be able to go to the Mac Observer main web page and NOT see that kind of content.

    Andrew – anyone who pays even casual attention to the type of “cool” things you like to post would realize you’ve got an obsession with sex. Keep it to yourself, please.

    Dave Hamilton / Bryan Chaffin – if Andrew won’t rein himself in, please rein him in. I’ve been a loyal reader for a long time and don’t want to leave, but I will if necessary. Just last week I had to let Rene Ritchie know that I will no longer be visiting the iMore website because he chose to put “F***” in one of his headlines.

    I may be in the minority, but there are people who still appreciate family friendly content, for lack of a better way of putting it. If that doesn’t describe you, that’s fine. I’m not trying to condemn anyone … I just don’t think this content is in any way shape or form appropriate for the Mac Observer front page.

    Thanks…

    Old UNIX Guy

    • Andrew Orr

      That image is one that the creators chose for the video. It appears when we embed a video—any video—and I have no control over what kind of image it displays. Not to mention that this video is not about sex at all.

      • Old UNIX Guy

        So why imbed the video at all?? And when you – in your own writeup – point out that it’s about “sexting” … come on…

        Old UNIX Guy

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